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Ghana Immigration Service Interdicts 27 Officers Over Suspected Recruitment and Visa Fraud

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has initiated disciplinary measures against 27 officers, consisting of three senior officers and 24 junior officers. The officers are under suspicion of involvement in various offenses that have adversely affected the reputation of the Service.

According to a circular issued by Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, the accused officers are allegedly engaged in recruitment and/or visa fraud, violating Regulation 138 (1)(a) and (k) of the Immigration Service Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2245).

The primary aim of the interdictions is to facilitate a comprehensive investigation into the cases through internal disciplinary procedures. Subsequently, appropriate legal actions will be taken against any officer found guilty of wrongdoing.

Among 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 remaining officers include Assistant Immigration Control Officer I (AICO I) Cosmos Dakora, AICO I Ebenezer Azumah, AICO I Bright Buabeng, AICO I Collins Nyarko, AICO II Solomon Koney Laryea, and AICO II Samuel Kuranchie.

C/Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta, in an official statement, encourages any member of the public who may have been victims of the alleged acts by these officers to come forward and provide information to assist in the ongoing investigations.

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