The Western Regional Police Command has initiated legal processes against three individuals arrested in Diabene, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
The three are suspected of having ties with Russia’s Wagner mercenary group officially PMC Wagner, which is a Russian state-funded private military company.
The arrest follows a public durbar organized by the three individuals, who were seen wearing and showing the flags of Wagner and Russia.
The suspects have been identified as Evans, 25, Michael Asiedu, 23, and Ernest Asiedu, 26.
With the help of an alleged sponsor from Australia, the three boys mobilized about 20 youths to launch a military group on the Diabene community park. However, the police arrested them following a tip-off.
The Assemblywoman of Fijai, Ramatu Ibrahim, who is in charge of Diabene, confirmed the incident and expressed shock, calling for their prosecution.
“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 realized 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.
“After the police explained things to them, they realized that they didn’t know what they were in for. I learnt they were promised some money if their planned action becomes successful,” the assemblywoman stated.