Lawyer for the 31 persons who were arrested for being part of the riot undertaken by the Homeland Study Group Foundation, Theophilus Donkor have insisted his clients are innocent.
Speaking to Citi’s Eyewitness News, Mr Donkor noted that these individuals were just at the wrong place at the wrong time, stressing that security personnel only got to the scene after the real perpetrators had fled.
“They have nothing to do with any secessionist group in the Volta Region. No one has recruited them into any secessionist group. These are innocent Ghanaians who were going about their lawful duties.”
“Some of them are Nigerians, others were travelling from Ashaiman to Accra, others from the Volta Region to Accra, when they were arrested. The time they were arrested is very important. The police got to the scene at the time the real perpetrators had fled, so these people just happened to have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. Nothing incriminating was found on any of them, these ones cannot even hurt a fly,” he insisted.
The 31 persons were on Monday, September 28, 2020, charged on three counts of conspiracy to commit crime of rioting, substantive offence of rioting and being at an unlawful place.