494 illegal immigrants to be deported from Ghana

Ghana have announced plans to deport illegal Nigerian immigrants from the country.

According to David Fianko-Okyere, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and spokesperson for the Regional Police Command who said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga that there were 507 illegal immigrants that were arrested and 494 of them are Nigerians.

The police spokesperson said the region had implemented a new strategy which included a 24-hour robust patrol on highways and swoops, especially in the Bolgatanga Township. He said the operation led to the arrest of 507 foreigners in the Bolgatanga Municipality and its environs who were citizens of Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

He said the residents of Bolgatanga contributed to the rising crime in the region to alleged illegal activities of the foreigners.

He said preliminary investigations by the Ghana Police Service indicated that those arrested stayed in the country without proper documents but said the Ghana Immigration Service was in the process of processing all the foreigners before deporting them

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