Six (6) Burkina Faso nationals who managed to enter into Ghana through unapproved routes were apprehended at the Babile checkpoint by the vigilant immigration officials on Tuesday 31st March 2020 around 11:00 pm.
According to the Upper West Regional Public Affairs of the immigration service, ICO Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul Mumin Seidu, the culprits have since been handed over to the Hamile sector command of the Ghana Police to facilitate their repatriation.
He confirmed this on Radio Waa’s late afternoon Socio-Political talk show Yelkaa Baahe hosted by Issaka Abubakar Bipoli, caution was given to Ghanaians who assist these foreigners to enter the country to desist from such act or face the full rigour of the law. ICO Yussif stated that the unapproved route is under surveillance now.
when asked to confirm whether it was true that people are still entering the country by paying off the border officials, he said the allegation was frivolous and lacked truth.
Closure of Ghana’s borders were announced by the President of the republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after the deadly novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in the country and the decision was taken as a measure to stop the spread of COVID 19 as neighbouring countries around Ghana had recorded cases of this virus.