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31 Western Togolanders arrested; flown to Accra

Thirty-one members of the Western Togoland group that blocked some entries to the Volta region Friday morning have been arrested.

They were arrested in a joint police and military operation after they exchanged gunfire with the officers.

The suspects have been handed over to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for questioning.

The Ghana Armed Forces and the Police Service in a joint statement said the group injured a senior police officer after they raided two police stations.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that the Western Togolanders who blocked some entries to the Volta region Friday morning took with them 10 Ak47 assault rifles when they broke into the armoury of the Aveyime and Mepe police stations.

This was contained in the situational report filed by the Sogakope Police to the Volta Regional Police command.

“On 25th September 2020 at about 1:00 am, police had information that the western Togolanders had taken over the Aveyime and Mepe police station, took hostage of the personnel, released the inmate in the cells and taken away 10 Ak 47 assault rifles.

“On the receipt of information, the Divisional commander C/supt. Mr Denis Fiakpui inchage men proceeded to the scene. At about 2: 15 am, information received indicate that, the rebels had allegedly overpowered the police, took over the police vehicle, took the divisional commander’s sidearm and severely assaulted and shot him alongside L/Cpl prosper Banini, service driver and were rushed to Bathor government hospital,” the report sighted by Starrfm.com.gh said.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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