35 illegal immigrants arrested for online fraud at Sowutuom

35 foreigners suspected to be illegal immigrants who engaged in fraudulent activities are in the grips of the Police.

DSP Effia Tenge

The suspects are made up of 27 Burkinabe's, Four Togolese, and four Nigerians were picked up on June 21, 2021.

They were arrested in addition to two Ghanaians.

The suspects, housed in a five-bedroom apartment at Sowutuom were arrested at Sowutoum in the Greater Accra region after a Togolese reported to the police on June 21, 2021, that he had been allegedly defrauded by one of the suspects.

The Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, said the 35 suspected immigrants were arrested following the report from the victim.


DSP. Effia Tenge said "When officers arrived at their house for questioning none of the immigrants were able to provide any immigration document. Based on that the police arrested them and the Ghana Immigration Service has since been informed of the necessary actions."

She stated that the majority of the suspects could not express themselves in English or in any Ghanaian language.

She, therefore, urged the public, especially landlords, to ascertain the immigration status of foreigners they offer accommodation to and also report to the police if they become suspicious of the activities of their tenants.


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