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General News of Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Source: Class FM

Ho High Court adjourns separatists’ case to April 11

A Ho High Court has adjourned a treason case against leading members of a secessionist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation, to 11 April 2017.

The state prosecutor asked the court presided over by Charles Agbevor to give the state more time to gather enough evidence to prosecute the case, a request the court granted.

However, a request for the court to ban members of the group from wearing T-shirts with the inscription “9th May is Our Day” was declined.

It would be recalled that the Homeland Study Group Foundation has, in the last one year, been campaigning for the separation of the Volta region and parts of Northern and Upper East regions to form the Western Togoland state, which they claim existed before independence in 1957.

The group circulated T-shirts on which were written 9th May is Our Day. They were arrested on Wednesday 8 March and charged with treason.

Western Togoland, according to the group, was established as a country in 1922 and stretches from the Northern through the Upper East and Volta regions to the Gulf of Guinea.

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