- Police arrest NIA officials for allegedly registering people for the national identity card, Ghana Card at night
- They were busted at a private residence at Awudome, in Accra on Tuesday night May 7, 2019 at about 7:30 pm
The police have arrested some officers of the National Identification Authority (NIA) for registering people for the Ghana Card at night.
The NIA officers were caught registering people at a private residence at Awudome in Accra on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
The mass registration and issuance of the Ghana Card began in the Greater Accra Region on Monday, April 29, 2019.
The region has been divided into two zones: Accra West and Accra East, where registration centres have been opened at specific locations.
The exercise is expected to last until Saturday, July 6, 2019 when all persons in the region are expected to be duly registered and issued with their identity cards.
The busted NIA officers were found to be operating outside the official working hours, with officers expected to close at 5 pm.
They were arrested following a tip off by some residents in the area. They have since been taken to the Kaneshie Police Station and their machines confiscated.
Graphic Online reports that the police together with the complainants later visited the house where the exercise was reportedly taking place as part of investigations.
The complainants said they were informed that the registration officers have been registering people at night since the exercise started.
They, therefore, decided to see things for themselves and were surprised when they found out that about 30 people were waiting in a queue to be registered at a private residence in Awudome.
Angered by the action of the NIA officers, the complainants disrupted the exercise and seized their registration equipment before reporting them to the police.
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