Prince Opoku Agyeman, a Ghanaian businessman is alleged to have seized the passports of nine Ghanaian nationals in Uganda.
The fate of the nine people said to have been sent to Uganda by their employer, Opoku Agyeman to work as gold miners was reported by Ugandan newspaper, New Vision in its Tuesday May 17, 2016 edition.
The victims claimed their travel documents were seized upon arrival and that they have since not been able to establish contact with Opoku Agyeman who owns Metal Resources Ashanti for well over three years.
The newspaper gave their names as Francis Anokye, 37; Isaac Danso, 29; Nelson Bonsa, 28; Owusu Anokye, 22; Thomas Afari, 32; Kwadwo Amponsah, 28; Stephene Badu 41; Yaw Agyeman 32 and Joseph Gbaude 24.
The association of Ghanaians in Uganda is said to be catering for the nine after the said lofty mining job failed to meet their expectations.
Kwame Tenkorang, Ghana’s head mission to Kenya with oversight over Uganda who confirmed the incident to Graphic Online, said the mission had taken over the case and was working to return them to Ghana.