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Nigerien grabbed for Ghana card registration

The Kasoa Central District Police Command has arrested a man from Nigeria who allegedly attempted to register for a Ghana card.

The incident occurred at Adam Nana near Kasoa in the Central Region where the suspect, Abdulai Hakuy, 43, was arrested with a Ghana voter identity card undergoing processes to register for a Ghana card.

During a search, the police also found a Niger national ID card on him.

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The District Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Odame, confirmed the incident, adding that it happened on February 20, 2020.

He said the suspect went to the registration centre with another person identified as Nurudeen Mohammed, who also claimed to be a Ghanaian, to guarantee for him but the officials suspected he was a foreigner.

The policeman said to convince the registration officer that he was a Ghanaian, the suspect brought out his Ghana voters ID card but the officer was still not convinced and called in the police.

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He said the two suspects, sensing danger, took to their heels but Hakuy was arrested in the process and handed over to the police.

He said when the police further interrogated him, he admitted he was not a Ghanaian but a Nigerien from Niamey.

“A search conducted on him revealed a Nigerien National Identification Card bearing his name and a Ghanaian Voter ID Card which the suspect claimed he had it done for him at a polling station at Kasoa Zongo Electoral Area during the recent limited registration exercise,” he added.

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He said the suspect would soon be put before court after investigations into the matter are over.

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