General News of Sunday, 23 July 2017
Leaders of a separatist group in the Volta Region have threatened to drag Ghana to the United Nations and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) if their demands are not granted.
The threat comes at the back of their exoneration by a High Court in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region in a treason felony trial.
Their discharge follows a motion filed in court on July 19, 2017 by the Attorney General to drop the charge of treason felony and conspiracy to commit same against them.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Charles Agbevor, freed them but bonded to six months of good behaviour.
Nevertheless, speaking to Starr News in recent interview the group’s founder, Charles Kormi Kudjordji, 78 hinted that their next move will be to petition the ICC and the UN to compel Ghana government to heed to their demands.
According to him, Volta Region is a country in “a supposed union” with Ghana but the time has come for that to end.
“That is what we are trying to restore,” said Mr. Kudjordi adding “we will go out of Ghana with the matter, Ghana is not the end of the journey. The United Nations is there; the International Court of Justice (ICJ is there…[to arbitrate] for us to take back our country.”
It will be recalled that, three members of the Volta Secessionist group, Homeland Study Group foundation, were arrested on March 7, 2017, after they held an event in Ho to mark Ghana’s 60th Independence Day.
At that event, the group made known its intention to declare the Volta, Northern and Upper East regions an independent Western Togoland state, a territory which existed prior to Ghana’s independence.
Subsequently, Mr. Kudjordji with two others, Martin Asiamah Agbenu, 57, and Divine Odonkor, 65 were arraigned before the Ho High court and charged together with four others in absentia, with treason felony and conspiracy to commit same.
The three were later granted a GHC50,000 bail each with twp surities.