63-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Arrested In Taiwan After Living Illegally For 34 Years

63-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Arrested In Taiwan After Living Illegally For 34 Years

  • A 63-year-old Ghanaian woman living illegally in Taiwan for 34 years was arrested after attempting to flee police
  • Authorities found her lacking proper documents under a covered walkway and later confirmed her identity with a Ghanaian interpreter
  • The woman entered Taiwan in 1989 from Hong Kong but left in 1990, however, there were no records of her re-entry, and she is now under investigation for potential immigration law violations

Authorities in Taiwan have apprehended a 63-year-old Ghanaian woman who had been residing illegally in the country since 1989.

The woman managed to evade detection until recently when she attempted to flee upon seeing police officers, raising suspicion.

She was later found under a covered walkway in the Luzhou district, and she could not provide the necessary documents when asked.

63-Year-Old Ghanaian Woman Arrested in Taiwan After Living Illegally for 34 Years
A collage of a woman behind bars and the logo of the Taiwan National Immigration Agency Photo credit: Liu Ching-ho and thawornnurak Source: Taipei Times and Getty Images
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It was later confirmed through a Ghanaian interpreter that she was indeed Ghanaian.

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The police investigation revealed that she entered Taiwan in June 1989, transited from Hong Kong, and left in March 1990.

However, there were no records indicating her re-entry into the country. Living alone and working as a cleaner for the past three decades, she is currently held in a shelter provided by the National Immigration Agency, New Taipei City service centre, while authorities investigate her potential breach of Taiwan’s immigration laws.

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Meanwhile, Evelyn Boahene, a Ghanaian residing in the UK, revealed it took her one year to repay £ 8,000 (GH¢117,073) for the documents used to enable her to stay abroad.

She had her papers before travelling and repaid the person who funded her documents through work at a hotel cleaning glasses.

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Evelyn focused on securing a mortgage and assisting family members back home.

Spain-Based Ghanaian Man Reveals He Makes GH₵12,000 Per Month As A Cleaner

Earlier, a Ghanaian man, George Kofi Bondzie, living in Spain, revealed he works as a cleaner in a slaughterhouse, earning €1,200 (GH₵12,610) monthly.

George migrated to Italy before moving to Spain, where he stayed with his father for two years without a job due to lack of documentation.

He eventually married a Spanish citizen, gaining the necessary papers to work, and has been employed for the past two years.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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