The Accra High Court has discharged nine people arraigned for allegedly planning to secede the Volta Region from the rest of Ghana.
The nine who were part of a group calling itself the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), were set free after the Attorney -General’s Department (A-G) filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the case.
The nine accused persons were Charles Kormi Kudzodzi (aka Papavi Hogbedetor), Besa Amedeus Akorli, Blay Kaku Freeman, Nkpe Tornyie Kudjo, Kofi Dzereke, Thompson Tsigbe, Benjamin Agbodzagah, Agbenyega Akudzi and Sergeant Samuel Kpogli Kwabla.
Case struck out
At today’s hearing, a Senior State Attorney, Ms Winifred Sarpong, told the three-member panel of the court that the prosecution had been instructed to withdraw the case.
In view of that, the panel, presided over by Justice Jerome Nkrumah , with Justices Ekow Baiden and Afia Serwah Asare- Botwe as its members, struck out the case as withdrawn and discharged the accused persons.
All the nine accused persons were charged with conspiracy to commit treason, abetment of unlawful training, unlawful assembly and offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace.
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