Ghana drops treason charges against separatists

Ghana marked 60 years of independence in March.

A court in Ghana has dropped charges against members of a separatist group who had been accused of treason.

The three men are part of a secessionist movement called Homeland Study Group Foundation, which wants to create a breakaway State in eastern Ghana.

They were arrested in March for declaring the Volta region and parts of northern Ghana as Western Togoland.

The region did not fall within the administrative borders of the Gold Coast, which became known as Ghana at independence 60 years ago.

What was then Trans Volta Togoland territory was then incorporated into Ghana.

On their release today, the separatists were instructed to sign a bond of peace and told to channel their grievances to the United Nations.

BBC/Sammie Idika