Ghana to repatriate 54 Nigerians

Obinwannem News Ghana to repatriate 54 Nigerians

Ghana to repatriate 54 Nigerians

The Ghana government through its official Immigration Service has revealed plans to repatriate about 54 Nigerians who were arrested for illegal entry to the country.

Obinwannem news gathered that the arrested Nigerians used unapproved routes along the Ghana-Togo frontier to enter the country, and they are currently in the custody of Aflao Sector Command of the GIS.

According to the Ghana News Agency, Aflao Sector Commander of the GIS, Frederick Baah Duodu, said, “The Service had begun processes to enable the illegal travelers to be deported to their home country”.

“On Friday, July 10, some three officials from the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana led by one Daniel Tonibor were at Aflao to ascertain the arrest and condition of their compatriots in custody,” he said.

“The suspects could spend some more time in custody to complete the processes for a successful repatriation exercise.

“The Nigerian officials in the country will have to activate processes to get an approval letter from the Togo and Benin Embassies. Of course, they will need to visit Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry to undergo some procedures to acquire laissez-passer for their citizenry.

“Besides, the suspects had undergone port health screening processes with their samples taken for COVID-19 test, which results are yet to arrive,” he added.

“Though the arrival hall was not meant to serve as custody for illegal travelers, the circumstances had compelled the Command to keep the travelers there and assured that the officers were on alert to protect the borders”, Duodu concludes.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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