No arrest of 48 alleged terrorists — Police, Immigration Service

The Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have poured cold water on reports in the media that some 48 alleged terrorists have been apprehended in Ghana.

In a joint press release on Thursday, January 5, the security agencies described such as untrue and urged the public to treat it with the contempt it deserves.

The January 5th edition of the Ghanaian Times carried a story claiming the arrest of some foreign nationals alleged terrorists, which they claim happened in September 2022.

Under the frontpage headline “48 alleged ‘terrorists’ missing?”, the national newspaper claimed that both state security institutions are playing the victim card when it comes to the suspects’ location

“While the police claimed the suspects were handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in the Ejisu Municipality to deal with them, the latter insists the police handled the matter,” portions of the publication read.

The Ghanaian Times stated the Ejisus Commander of the GIS, Deputy Superintendent of Immigration (DSI), Alfred Niiboye Lartey, when contacted on phone claimed the suspects were dealt with by the police.

“Please go to the Police for whatever information you want be­cause we handed over the suspects to them,” the paper captured.

These claims the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Immigration Service have completely debunked.

The two-state security agencies also stated that they detained 48 foreign people in two different operations in the Ashanti Region at Ekyem, Achiase, and Akokoamong near Ejisu for unlawful Network Marketing (GNET).

All 48 suspects were deported to their respective home countries between September 26 and 29, according to the GIS and the police, after being profiled in accordance with routine operating protocols.

They asked the media to use the term “loosely and irresponsibly” in order to avoid instilling fear and panic in society.

Find the joint statement below:

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

 

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