Twenty-seven (27) persons have been arrested by the Volta Regional Police Command and put under mandatory quarantined for using unapproved routes to enter the country.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ketu South District of the Region, Mr. Elliot Agbenorwu speaking on Joy News said the arrest was made after the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) picked intelligence that some persons are travelling from Nigeria to Ghana to continue their motor riding (Okada) business after it was banned in their home country.
According to him, the 27 persons of Benin, Togo and Nigerian nationalities add to a total of 42 persons who have been intercepted by the Police Command after they tried to enter the country illegally.
“People keep coming at the blind side of the security and despite the measures that have been put in place. On Wednesday, 21 people were intercepted, some at Sogakope, some around Tokor at the barrier, bringing the number to 42. Earlier we quarantined 16 people, upon screening, we realized that 4 of those people are genuine who although they’ve gone through unapproved routes, they’ve proved to us they have a profession in Ghana.”
“But the remaining 27, I can describe them as criminals. They are boys, some of them when you ask them questions, they don’t even have a passport. They know very well the borders are closed. How they are able to get through our borders, is something we are still trying to understand.”