Landlady Arrested For Accommodating Illegal Migrants
128 ECOWAS nationals have been apprehended by the Ghana Immigration Service for illegal entry and illegal residency. 31 nationals were arrested at the East Legon Hills during a swoop on Friday dawn after Immigration Service picked up intelligence about the presence of the illegal residents. Ghanaian landlady was also arrested
for accommodating them in her flat at East Legon Hills. The Chief Superintendent of the Operations Department of the Ghana Immigration Service, David Asiedu-Addo told the media that we received intel days ago that there were some undocumented migrants around East Legon hills. We went ahead to arrest them after surveying the
area for a while and 31 of them are Nigerians. We have also begun processes to transport them back to their country. The team during the exercise too seized some laptops and phones used in perpetuating cyber fraud, he indicated. Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Immigration Service, Superintendent Michael
Amoako advised all landlords against accommodating undocumented foreign nationals. I also urge Ghanaian landlords to be cautious when giving out properties and they need to verify whether individuals have residence permits. If they don’t, they need to report them. If this landlady had gone by the dictates of the law, she would not find herself wanting, he also said.