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Africa News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


Ghana jails five members of a separatist group

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A court in Ghana's capital Accra on Tuesday sentenced five members of the banned separatist Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) to five years imprisonment each, and hard labour.

They were arrested in 2020 for attacking a police station and freeing inmates, as well as blocking roads in an attempt to prevent people from other parts of Ghana from accessing the eastern Volta Region.

The court said the actions of the five were "premeditated, aggravated and an affront to the national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country".

They were also sentenced for belonging to WTRF, a prohibited group, agitating for the Volta and Oti Regions to secede from Ghana.