Fake lawyer representing accused Western Togoland separatists arrested

Fake lawyer representing accused Western Togoland separatists arrested

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has apprehended one Dennis Seyram Benson who has been parading himself as the legal counsel of the separatist group, Western Togoland.

 

Benson, 42 was arrested today, Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Kaneshie District Court 2 when he appeared to represent the separatists in their ongoing trial.

 

Information from the police indicates that he was arrested due to his suspicious demeanour at the law court.

The Police in its statement said it was compelled to probe the background due to his only to find out that he was fake.

Benson is currently in police custody helping with investigations.

The Prosecutor told the court that the State withdrew the charges to enable it to bring all of them into one courtroom under a consolidated case.

 

Under an amended charge sheet, the State said it had no jurisdiction to grant the suspects bail since the crimes were not committed within the authority area of the court.

 

The suspects were charged, variously, with; treason felony, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, treason felony,  conspiracy to commit crime, namely, participating in a campaign of prohibited organisation namely Western Togoland, conspiracy to commit crime, namely, causing unlawful damage.

 

The group wants a part of the Volta Region to be an autonomous country known as Western Togoland.

 

 

Source: Citinewsroom.com