Eighteen (18) suspected illegal immigrants from Nigeria have been arrested in the Eastern Region of Ghana by the Operation motherland team made up of the Military and Immigration Personnel on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
The suspects made up of both male and female were on board a VW Crafter bus with registration number GR 5314-21 and were from Aflao to Madina in Accra
The driver and mate of the vehicle Mawuli Katasi, 32, and Kofi Nyavedzi, 35 respectively, were arrested to assist the investigation.
The illegal Immigrants arrested by the Operation Motherland Team led by Asi Laryea Marvin were, Faith Stephen, 27, Jennifer Mesarawon, 29, Joseph Ekene, 30, Joseph Shola, 27, Isreal Masarawon, 30, David Pepple, 35, Chamaka Ndunuisi, 20 and Chimezia Nwokebi,30.
The rest are Idoeho Kelly, 30, Godsima Akpeghughu, 21, Chiama Udubusi, 21, Joy Uvo, 25, Ojo Lucky 23, Ajuwa Friday, 25, Atabe Clement, 52, Wisdom Mama, 54, Dappa Godsgift,36, and Kwablah Fodo,27(who claimed to be Ghanaian).
The suspects confirmed their identities when interrogated. They have been handed over to the Immigration officials in Lower Manya for further investigation.
Immigration officials in Ghana are on high alert following the escape of 1,800 inmates in Nigeria.
The Comptroller General of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Kwame Asuah Takyi had earlier sent wireless messages to immigration officers on Ghanaian borders to be vigilant and intensify security as the recent Nigerian jailbreakers could possibly head to Ghana to hide.