The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has interdicted 27 of its officers over alleged recruitment, and visa fraud.
The interdiction, which took place on Monday, July 31, 2023, involved three Senior Officers and 24 Junior Officers.
The offences relates to bringing the name of the Service into disrepute, a statement issued by the Service has said.
In a circular signed by the Comptroller-General of Immigration, Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, the interdicted Officers were alleged to be involved in offences including recruitment and/or visa fraud, among others, contrary to Regulation 138 (1)(a) and (k) of the Immigration Service Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2245).
The Officers, the GIS say have been interdicted to “allow for thorough investigations into their cases, in line with internal disciplinary procedures after which they will be prosecuted where necessary.”
According to the statement signed by C/Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta, Head of Public Relations, the interdicted Officers are Chief Superintendent Philipson Adeti, Superintendent Dominic Eshun, Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI) Marvin Essandoh, Senior Inspector (Snr. Insp.) Augustine Nuamah, Snr Insp. Martin Owusu, Inspector (Insp.) Stephen Kofi Acheampong, Insp. Patrick Asante, Insp. Benjamin Darko, Assistant Inspector (Asst. Insp.) Victor Donkor, Asst. Insp. Daniel Danso Ntiamoah, Asst. Insp. Wisdom Ahorlu, Asst. Insp. Wisdom Elorm Addo, Asst. Insp. Hamdiya Abass, Asst. Insp. Elizabeth Quainoo, Asst. Insp Isaac Dzihlornu, Asst. Insp. Edmund Agbotey, Asst. Insp Mary Agyemang Duah, Immigration Control Officer (ICO) Iddrisu Adam, ICO Christopher Torgbenu, ICO Joseph Ampomah and ICO Francis Dabi.
The rest are Assistant Immigration Control Officer I (AICO I) Cosmos Dakora, AICO I Ebenezer Azumah, AICO I Bright Buabeng, AICOI I Collins Nyarko, AICO II Solomon Koney Laryea, and AICO II Samuel Kuranchie.
“Members of the public who have fallen victim to the alleged acts of these Officers are to provide information to the Service to assist in investigations.”
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Source: The Chronicle
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