The Russian Embassy in Ghana says it has no connection with the leadership of the alleged pro-Russia Wagner mercenary group.
Leaders of the group were arrested by the police in Takoradi in the Western Region.
Three of them have been dragged to court and are facing trial after they suspected to have ties with Russia’s Wagner mercenary group.
The suspects were arrested in Diabene, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, who are suspected of having ties to .
The arrest follows a public durbar organized by the youth, 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.
According to the Police, the group with sponsorship from Australia mobilized about 20 youth to launch a military group on the Diabene community park.
However, the police arrested them following a tip-off.
The Embassy responding to the issue on its page on X, formerly Twitter, denied any association with the said group.
“It must be emphasized that the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Ghana, as well as the other government agencies, have no connections to the abovementioned unauthorized gathering,” the embassy said. “Moreover, upon receipt in August of information about a public action being plotted, the Embassy immediately appealed to Ghana Police and warned about the possible organization of the rally with the use of the national symbols of the Russian Federation.
“It should be noted that the Embassy was not involved neither in spreading of Russian flags, shirts, placards, etc. among the protestors nor in establishing any contacts with the possible sponsors of this unrest, including those ones from abroad.”
“The Embassy is confident that the Ghanaian law enforcement bodies will take the necessary measures to identify all those involved in this incident, and the court will take appropriate decisions to bring them to justice,” the embassy said.