Three Nigerians arrested for entering Ghana illegally and offering US$5,000 bribe to Immigration officials

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Three Nigerians who illegally entered Ghana amid border closures following the outbreak of COVID-19 have been arrested.

They were arrested by personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Sogakope Inland Immigration checkpoint. cites Immigration officials as naming the three in a statement as Emmanuel Christopher, Chukuma Onyiauka, and Sylvia Jamaho.

They were said to have been assisted by some Togolese nationals along the border.

The statement explained that brother of one of the suspects, David Jamaho, following the arrest, offered a bribe of US$5,000 to the Immigration officials in exchange for the freedom of his sister, Sylvia Jamaho.

The two other suspects according to sources, also each offered the Immigration officials GH¢ 500 bribe.

The three suspects have since been escorted back to the Aflao sector command of the Ghana Immigration Service, while David Jamaho has been placed in custody in Sogakope.

This website is informed that Port Health officials are conducting tests and medical screening for the suspects.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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