Three young people who were detained in Diabene, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, on suspicion of having connections to the Wagner mercenary gang in Russia are being prosecuted by the Western Regional Police Command.
The young people who organized the public durbar were spotted donning and waving the Russian and Wagnerian flags. The arrest comes after the durbar.
Evans, 25, Michael Asiedu, 23, and Ernest Asiedu, 26, have been named as the suspects.
The three guys organized roughly 20 youngsters to form a military organization in the Diabene community park with the aid of a supposed Australian sponsor. However, after receiving a tip, the police detained them.
Ramatu Ibrahim, the Assemblywoman for Fijai who oversees Diabene, verified the occurrence, expressed amazement, and called for their punishment.
“The police said after arrest and interrogation, the boys said they were doing a freedom demonstration, they said they were training on how to wage war against the government, so I asked how? They were hoisting different flags of different countries, and playing the national anthem.
“Their influential leader is abroad, and the leader in Ghana is 25 years old, after the police explained things to them, they realised that they didn’t know what they were in for. I learnt they were promised some money if their planned action becomes successful,” she said.
The accused have already been in court twice at the Takoradi Circuit Court, according to the spinner Mensah Promise who was also detained with them while playing music for the durbar, but they are presently out on bond.
However, the incidence has been confirmed by the Western Regional Police Command.