27 personnel, including 3 senior officers and 24 junior officers, have been disciplined by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).
The action stems from their participation in a number of offenses that have damaged the Service’s image.
The immigration controller general, Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi, notified the interdictions in a circular.
The officials in issue are suspected of violating Regulation 138 (1)(a) and (k) of the Immigration Service Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2245), among other offenses, by indulging in activities like visa fraud and/or recruiting fraud.
According to internal disciplinary processes, the interdictions are intended to facilitate in-depth examinations into the situations. Following the investigations, individuals found responsible will face the appropriate legal repercussions.
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, Inspector (Insp.) Patrick Asante, Insp. Benjamin Darko, Assistant Inspector (Asst).
Others include Assistant Inspector Wisdom Ahorlu, Assistant Inspector Wisdom Elorm Addo, Assistant Inspector Elizabeth Quainoo, Assistant Inspector Isaac Dzihlornu, Assistant Inspector Edmund Agbotey, Assistant Inspector Mary Agyemang Duah, Immigration Control Officer (ICO) Iddrisu Adam, and ICO. ICO Christopher Torgbenu Ampomah, ICO Joseph and ICO Francis Dabi.
Assistant Immigration Control Officer I (AICO I), Cosmos Dakora; Assistant Immigration Control Officer I (AICO I); Ebenezer Azumah; Bright Buabeng; Collins Nyarko; AICO II; Solomon Koney Laryea; and AICO II Samuel Kuranchie are the remaining officials.
The GIS urged members of the public who may have been hurt by the alleged actions of these officers to come forward and offer information to help with the current investigations in a statement issued by C/Supt. Michael Amoako-Atta.