President John Mahama has praised the decision of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to deport three South African former policemen who were brought into the country by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to allegedly train the security detail of their flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, and his running mate, Mahammudu Bawumia.
Speaking to members of the Council of State during their quarterly meeting on Monday, President Mahama said the NPP should have spoken to the inspector general of police about its special security needs, according to a report by starrfmonline.
He added that GIS deported the three men after determining that they had violated the terms of their visa, which he said was the right thing to do.
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The three South Africans— Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (retd), 54; Warrant Officer Denver Dwayhe, 33, and Captain Mlungiseli Jokani, 45 — were arrested at the EL-Capitano Hotel in the Central Regin, where they had been based since arriving in Ghana.
They were said to be training 15 young men in various security drills, including unarmed combat, weapon handling, VIP protection techniques and rapid response exercises.
They were each charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful training and making false declaration, but the GIS deported them before the case could shape out in court.