19 Nigerians arrested at Akuse by joint police force for trying to sneak into Ghana
- 19 Nigerians were arrested at Akuse for trying to sneak into the country
- They were headed to Madina from Aflao when they were arrested
- This comes after 9 jail breakers were arrested in Ada for trying to enter the country
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Another group of Nigerians have been arrested by a joint team of police, military and immigration service personnel at Akuse in the Eastern Region.
The 19 Nigerians were arrested at Akuse on board a VW Crafter bus with registration number GR-5314-21.
They were headed to Madina from Aflao when they were arrested.
The Ghana police service has been on red alert since April 5, when it was announced that over 1000 prisoners had escaped from prison in Nigeria.
The police while on an operation dubbed “Motherland” came across these groups of people.
The suspects have been handed over to the immigration officials in Lower Manya for further investigation.
The driver and mate of the vehicle, Mawuli Katasi, 32, and Kofi Nyavedzi, 35, were also arrested to assist the investigation.
Meanwhile, some nine prisoners who broke jail in Nigeria on April 5, 2021, have been arrested in Ghana.
According to a report filed by JoyNews, the criminals were apprehended by the Ada District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region.
The police said the fugitives were closely monitored based on intelligence as they crossed the Volta River into Ada Foh on Sunday, April 18.
They were tracked to an area known as Clinic Junction Lorry Station.
The nine, including a female, were in a sprinter bus with registration number, ER 1657-14. They were captured while preparing to leave for Accra.
In other news, a Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region has sentenced a 35-year-old man, Yaw Gyamfi, to 15 years in prison for impersonation.
The Bekwai Circuit Court gave Gyamfi the 15-year jail term for impersonating a military officer to defraud two people including one chief identified as Nana Kwarteng Ababio II of GHc15,000 to enlist his four children into the army.
According to a report filed by Starr News, the convict who is a driver also took GHc1,300 from one Abena Nyarko to facilitate her recruitment into the military.
Charged with “defrauding by false pretense,” Gyamfi pleaded guilty to the charges, hence his sentencing.
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