Court remands 21 Western Togoland military recruits arrested in the Volta Region

Court remands 21 Western Togoland military recruits arrested in the Volta Region

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded the 21 suspected Western Togoland military recruits arrested at  Kpevedui in the Volta Region.

The police charged all the suspects with participation in the campaign of a prohibited organisation and also attending a meeting of the organisation.

Soldiers rounded up 21 people, the twenty males, and female accused persons, at the secret training ground.

According to the prosecution, the accused persons paid between  GH₵400 and GH₵800.

The prosecution said the accused persons paid the amount, via mobile money, to agents to facilitate their recruitment into the military arm of the Western Togo secessionist group.

However, in an earlier interview, one of the accused persons, Micheal Dakpenese, had said he bought an application form thinking he was joining one of Ghana’s security agencies.

The 21-year-old, a native of Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region, told Citi FM’s Eyewitness News he was naively drawn into a recruitment process he thought was genuine.

“We all paid the money and were subsequently directed to meet some people and were given dates to come to Dzodze. On getting to Dzodze, we were picked and taken to the training camps,” Micheal had said.

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