27 foreigners arrested for entering Ghana through ‘unapproved routes’

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Twenty-seven (27) persons have been arrested by the Volta Regional Police Command and put under mandatory quarantine for using unapproved routes to enter the country.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ketu South District of the Region, Mr. Elliot Agbenorwu speaking on Joy News said the arrest was made after the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) picked intelligence that some persons are travelling from Nigeria to Ghana to continue their motor riding (Okada) business after it was banned in their home country.

According to him, the 27 persons of Benin, Togo and Nigerian nationalities add to a total of 42 persons who have been intercepted by the Police Command after they tried to enter the country illegally.

“People keep coming at the blind side of the security and despite the measures that have been put in place. On Wednesday, 21 people were intercepted, some at Sogakope, some around Tokor at the barrier, bringing the number to 42. Earlier we quarantined 16 people, upon screening, we realized that 4 of those people are genuine who although they’ve gone through unapproved routes, they’ve proved to us they have a profession in Ghana.”

“But the remaining 27, I can describe them as criminals. They are boys, some of them when you ask them questions, they don’t even have a passport. They know very well the borders are closed. How they are able to get through our borders, is something we are still trying to understand.”

“Why the REGSEC has taken this decision is that we are aware that Nigeria has banned Okada riding and so all these boys are coming to the country to continue their trade.”

He mentioned that two out of the arrested persons have been identified as residents of the country and are being assisted back to their residences while the remaining will be repatriated to their home countries.

“Apart from that, some of them claim they’ve been in Ghana for 3 years but they can’t even communicate ‘how are you’ in any Ghanaian language. It was one that we were able to confirm that indeed he has families in Koforidua and we are arranging to send him to Koforidua. Another one, a Malian who has two wives in Ghana, we have also been able to confirm that and we are assisting him. The rest of them, we are returning them back to their country,” he added.

 

Source: ABCNewsgh.com

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