Western Togoland secessionist suspect dies in police custody

Western Togoland secessionist suspect dies in police custody

One of the persons arrested during the swoop by joint security team in the Volta Region has died in police custody, a lawyer has said.

The suspect was among the over 100 people who were flown to Accra for their alleged involvement in the unrest by the Volta secessionists in September 2020.

Counsel for the suspects, Theophilus Donkor told Accra-based Citi FM on Thursday that “as far as I know, I can confirm to you that one of those persons is no more with us.”

He also indicated that the police has not informed the deceased’s family about the incident as the police are yet to present an official complaint about the situation, a development he finds worrying.

“Because as far as we know in Ghana, which I know they [police] know, that the dead body belongs to the family so the family should have been consulted by this time, but they have decided, or they are deliberately deciding not to communicate that information to the family,” he added.

Mr Donkor, however, declined to put out the name of the deceased.

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