Abebe Dawuni, GNA
Accra, Dec. 30, GNA
– A Yendi Circuit Court on Monday remanded 18 persons for conspiring to commit
treason by discussing creation of another state from Ghana.
They have been
charged with conspiracy to commit treason and treason but their pleas were not
taken by the court and are to reappear on January 9, 2020.
The accused are
Bagbila Nayemi, 57, farmer, Michael Dakoja, 37. tractor operator, Emmanuel
Uborifuni, 39, Dawuni Kwaku Liforndor, 49, both teachers, Evan Nayimi, 25,
dispatch rider, Jato Nakoja, 23 unemployed, Gmachenbu Unaja, 70, farmer, Tibene Mpoamo, 60, farmer, Taabor Nyong, 75,
farmer, Tamanja Ugajah, 50, farmer and Yawkuma Manyewu, farmer, 25.
The rest are Kwame
Njomabi, 40 farmer, David Dakoja, 35, farmer, Bimoti Mpoang, 30, farmer, Joshua
Nayeme, 33, farmer, Boaji Jato, 100, farmer, Bimoi Pinaja, 40 farmer, and
Baananye Nebikiba, 60, farmer.
Detective Sergeant Nichodemus Yorke told the Court presided over by Mr Anthony
Aduku-Aidoo that the complainants in this case are Bimbilla Police, Bureau of
National Investigations (BNI) and other
He said Nayemi is
the Chief of Dipa village, whiles Dakoja is a resident at Kpassa in the Oti
Region, Uborifuni and Liforndor are both teachers and residents at Kulkpeni and
The Prosecution said
Nayimi is a dispatch rider at Bedita Pharmacy based in Adabaraka in Accra but a
native of Dipa village, whiles Jato is a Senior High School leaver and resident
of Bilimado village and the rest are all farmers from various communities
He said all the
accused are Konkombas by tribe and on the December 27, 2019, the Bimbilla
security picked up intelligence that the accused persons who were leaders and
promoters of the so-called “Western Togoland,” were holding a meeting
at Dipa village organized by Nayemi to solicit support for the creation of the
New State from Ghana.
Yorke said, the Police, BNl, together with the Military proceeded to Dipa
village where they met the accused persons in a school building holding the
said meeting and arrested them.
He said they were
then brought to the Yendi Divisional Police Command headquarters for
The prosecution said
during investigations the accused admitted in their cautioned statements they
were holding a meeting on the day in question which was geared towards the
celebration of their guinea corn festival which was scheduled for New Year day.
Prosecution said in
the course of the investigations however, Nayemi and Dakoja in their further
statements mentioned Uborifuni as the one who raised the issue of the creation
of the so-called “Western Togoland” at the meeting for discussion of
which Uborifuni confirmed during the investigations.
Meanwhile one of the
accused Dakoja collapsed in court when the case was called and was rushed to
Yendi Government Hospital where he was admitted.