A Ghanaian man who managed to overstay his visa in Taiwan since the year 2000 has been arrested in the capital for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ali Hassan, a Ghanaian who has been an illegal resident and worker in Taiwan since the year 2000 has now been grabbed for riding drunk and breaking road and traffic offences.
According to a Dailymailgh.com report sighted by YEN.com.gh, a Taiwanese district police boss, Cheng Shuo-yao, confirmed that the 58-year-old Hassan was arrested on Sunday, March 31, 2019, riding a motorbike in the wrong direction in a one-way alley.
Hassan was flagged to stop by the police but he sped off.
When police caught up with him, Hassan cooperated but fled when the officers let down their guard.
He was eventually apprehended after another brief chase, during which a police officer was slightly injured.
He was tested on site and officers found a breath alcohol content of 0.38 milligrams per litre, higher than the limit for criminal liability of 0.25 milligrams per litre.
Investigations revealed Hassan first went to Taiwan in 2000 to work on attaining a working visa and has overstayed his permitted time for the last 19 years.
The Ghanaian will be charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer and endangering public safety by driving under the influence.
Police are now checking if he has been involved in other illegal activities over the past 19 years.
YEN.com.gh does not presently understand if the Ghanaian government has a prior extradition agreement with the Chinese protectorate of Taiwan for offending Ghanaians.
In cases where there are no agreements, governments tend to negotiate on a case to case basis.
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