Closure of Ghana's borders: 19 Burkinabes arrested; sent back over illegal entry
- 19 Burkina Faso nationals have been intercepted after attempting to enter Ghana through unapproved routes
- They have been repatriated to their country
- According to a statement from GIS, each of them tried to bribe officials with GHC100 to allow them to continue their journey
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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that 19 Burkinabes have been intercepted after attempting to enter the country through unapproved routes.
According to a report filed by theghanareport, those who were arrested for trying to enter Ghana illegally have been repatriated.
A statement issued by the Ghana Immigration Service indicated that the Burkinabes were aboard an OA transport vehicle with registration number GT 8242-19 en route to Accra.
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Aside using unapproved routes to enter the country, the Burkinabes, tried to bribe Immigration officials at post to allow them to continue their journey.
It further stated that the Burkinabes each offered GH₵100 to the officers to be allowed to continue their journey.
The officers asked that they are sent back. The driver of the vehicle was very cooperative with the officers. Due to the fact that
Since some Ghanaian nationals were also on board, the vehicle, another vehicle was sent from Tamale to convey the Burkinabes back to the Paga Border post to be repatriated,” e
President Akufo-Addo announced that Ghana's entry points by land, sea, and air would remain closed until May 31, 2020.
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In other news, in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, persons without nose masks are being prevented from entering the Central Business District of Accra.
This was to ensure the strict compliance of the ‘no mask, no entry’ directive put in place by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council and Ministry of Health.
According to the Accra Regional Alpha SWAT Commander of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Sulamana Sulley, security officials have been deployed to ensure the enforcement of the directive.
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