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27 immigration officers interdicted over recruitment, visa fraud

The Ghana Immigration Service has interdicted 27 Officers made up of three Senior Officers and 24 Junior Officers for various offences relating to bringing the name of the Service into disrepute.

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.

Their actions are contrary to Regulation 138 (1) (a) and (k) of the Immigration Service Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2245).

The Officers 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.

The 27 immigration officers

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, and Insp. Benjamin Darko, Assistant Inspector (Asst. Insp.) Victor Donkor,

Others include 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.

The Service urged the public who have fallen victim to the alleged acts of these Officers are to provide information to the Service to assist in investigations.

The Ghana Immigration Service is an agency of the government of Ghana under the Ministry of the Interior.

The GIS regulates examination and authorization of application for visas, entry and residence permits in Ghana.

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