Some 19 Burkinabe nationals who entered into the country illegally have been repatriated, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has mentioned in a statement.
The Burkinabe nationals are said to have entered into the country using an unapproved route.
According to GIS, the 19 were in an Accra-bound OA transport bus, with registration number GT 8242-19 when they were arrested.
GIS added that the Burkinabe nationals offered to bribe Immigration officials to allow them to continue their journey, but the offered was rejected.
“Upon interrogation, it was revealed that they used unapproved routes into the country. Each of them offered GHS100 to the officers to be allowed to continue their journey. This, the officers rejected,” the release disclosed.
“The officers asked that they are sent back. The driver of the vehicle was very cooperative with the officers. Due to the fact that some Ghanaian nationals who were also onboard the vehicle could be inconvenienced, a call was placed to the manager on the OA Transport company, named Kingsley, who arranged for another vehicle from Tamale to convey them back to the Paga Border post to be repatriated.”
Closure of Ghana’s borders
In a bid to prevent the importation of more cases of the coronavirus, the government decided to closed the country’s borders, excerpt to the transportation of goods and cargo.
Whilst many continue to enter the country illegally, with the help of some Ghanaian nationals, the government has warned to deal with culprits.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com