Ghanaian Authority Arrest 19 Nigerians For Allegedly Entering Into Ghana Illegally
Ghanaian authorities are on high alert after over 1,800 prisoners escaped from lawful custody in Nigeria. A special operation by joint security forces has led to the arrest of 19 suspected Nigerian nationals who attempted to enter Ghana through an unapproved route. This was contained in a statement issued by the Ghana Police Service. The Operation Motherland team, comprising the police, military and immigration officers, arrested the ECOWAS nationals at Akuse, a community in the Eastern Region. They were aboard a VW crafter bus with registration number GR 1344 – 21, driven by suspect Mawuli Katasi 32. The statement issued by the Police Affairs Unit of the Eastern Regional Police Command said the suspects confirmed their identities as such and were travelling from Aflao in the Volta Region to Ada in Accra. The suspects have since been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service for further action. Ghanaian authorities are on high alert after over 1,800 prisoners escaped from lawful custody in Nigeria. At least nine of the fugitives have been arrested in Ghana following the development.
On other news making the rounds at this hour, Automobile giants, Hyundai and KIA are set to establish assembly plants in Ghana, a move that comes less than a month after social media firm, Twitter announced that its African base will be located in the country. Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen announced this on Thursday, noting that the plants will be ready by the end of 2022. The move is a product of the Ghana Automotive Development Programme orchestrated by the Ghanaian government in partnership with some players in the industry, a development Kyerematen noted will see other automobile firms setting up assembly plants in the country. “Pleased to announce that Hyundai & KIA are set to establish assembly plants in Ghana by the end of 2022 to join Toyota-Suzuki, Nissan, Kantanka, Volkswagen & Sinotruck,” the minister tweeted on his official handle. “The Ghana Auto Development programme = 3,600 assembly & 6,600 manufacturing parts jobs in Ghana.”
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