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19.04.2021 Headlines

Suspected 9 Nigeria jail breakers grabbed in Ghana

Suspected 9 Nigeria jail breakers grabbed in Ghana
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Ada Police in the Greater Accra Region have busted Nine Nigerians including a female who attempted to enter Ghana illegally through the River Volta in Ada with a boat.

The suspects believed to be fugitives who broke jail in Nigeria trying to escape to Ghana names were mentioned as Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie, 27, Kelli Ekureni, 33, Steve Eyenuku, 33, Freedom Yusuf, 25, Enebeli Lucky, 29, Yummi Usmah, 29, Patrick Chanar, 47, Bless Eyenuku, 25 and 38-year-old Obi Onuora.

Items found on them were personal effects, passports, ID cards and both Nigeria and Ghana currencies among others.

Confirming the arrest to DGN Online, Chief Superintendent Francis Somian, Ada Divisional Police Commander said the suspects were arrested through intelligence.

According to the poice chief, at about 9:30am Sunday April 18, 2021, police had information that some foreigners were ferried across the River Volta into Ada Foah and were preparing to travel through public transport to Accra when they were arrested.

He explained that, police armed with such information quickly moved to the area, Clinic Junction Lorry Station and accosted the suspects onboard a Sprinter commercial bus with registration number ER 1657-14 .

He stated that suspects have been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service office in Tema for further action.

However, Mercy Budu, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ghana Immigration Service told DGN Online that the suspects have been transferred from Tema to the Headquarters in Accra after cautioning.

She said her outfit was yet to establish whether the suspects were part of the Nigerians who recently broke jail and want to enter Ghana to hide.

The GIS recently issued an alert informing Ghanaians of a possible entry of about 1800 Nigerian prisoners who broke jail from Owerri Prisons, in Imo State.

—DGN online

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