In the wake of the COVID-19, some 19 Burkinabes have been arrested and repatriated for entering Ghana illegally.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), the Burkinabe nationals were onboard an OA transport vehicle with registration number GT 8242-19 en route to Accra when they were arrested.
They further explained that the travellers attempted to bribe the officers at the post, but they declined it.
“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.” – They further added.