The Attorney General’s Department has discontinued the case against nine persons charged with treason felony over plans to declare parts of Volta and Oti regions independent.
Charges including abetment of unlawful training, unlawful assembly, offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace were levelled against the nine.
They were 85-year-old Chairman of the group, Charles Kormi Kudzordzi, Bisa Akorli, Kofi Dzreke, Thompson Tsigbe, Benjamin Agbadzada, Agbenyega Akudzi, Freemen Blikaku, and Nkpe Tsryiri Kudzo.
The nine who are members of a group calling itself the Homeland Study Group Foundation say the regions were formerly part of an independent state before being made to join Ghana in a plebiscite.
They had set May 9, 2019, as the date to declare independence when law enforcement agencies affected their arrest.
Senior state Attorney, Winifred Sarpong, on Monday told the court she had been instructed by her office to withdraw the case. Presiding judge Justice Jerome Nkrumah struck out the case as withdrawn.
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