5 Ghanaians in Togolese detention
Five Ghanaians who were arrested by the Togolese security in a swoop at Gbadaag, a town along the Ghana/Togo border, over the alleged disruption of a voter registration exercise have been languishing in a Togolese prison for the past three months without trial.
Reliable sources told the Daily Graphic that the suspects, who are in a prison at Dapango in the northern part of Togo, were critically ill, with no medical care.
The five were picked up, together with some Togolese, at a market at Gbadaag in Togo on October 20, 2018 after some unknown persons had disrupted a Togolese electoral registration exercise near the market.
Reports indicate that the security personnel who were in search of the perpetrators stormed the market and rounded up many people, including the five Ghanaians from the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region who had gone there to trade.
The Gbadaag Market is a popular Togolese market near Bunkpurugu where nationals of both countries trade.
Mr Godwin Duak, a relative of one of the suspects, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, confirmed the detention of the suspects.
He gave their names as Duak Bitian, Kombat Nini Bjobin, Duut Dajeb, Kombian Jaben and Laar Mobong