Six more persons have been arrested in connection with recent disturbances by suspected separatist group, the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF).
This brings the total number of arrests to 66, a Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide said on Tuesday night.
Five out of the number, according to the Minister, are currently at the Police Hospital receiving healthcare.
While over 50 of the suspects have been remanded by the court, 10 of them are being prepared for trial.
“I can confirm to you that so far, a total of 66 suspected criminals have been arrested. Five of those have been admitted at the Police Hospital. 51 of those suspected criminals have been sent to court and have remanded. 10 of them are also being processed for court. That is the situation as it stands today,” he was quoted by the CNR.
Meanwhile, the Minister has clarified the arrest of a group of people in the Volta Region on Sunday, October 4, 2020, over similar suspicions.
He explained that the members of the group who possessed locally manufactured guns were returning from a funeral and were not intended to cause any riots but were taken on by the security agencies as part of safety measures.
Residents have therefore been advised to remain calm because there is no cause for alarm as the police are on top of the situation.
“Another issue of apprehension is about 37 men who were on board a bus at the Adomi Bridge last Sunday where a joint military and policemen conducted a search and found locally manufactured single-barrel weapons. There was also some quantity of gunpowder and some gadgets. In the view of the security, due to the circumstances in the Volta Region, this group had to be apprehended and screened and investigated. It happened that these were a group coming from a funeral and it happened that those guns were used for the firing of musketry,” he noted.
Source: Daily Mail GH