Some 37 commuters traveling from metropolitan areas to communities at the countryside, have been arrested at Kadjebi District in the Oti Area.
This follows a lockdown declared by President Akufo-Addo in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi to have the spread of the novel coronavirus.
A joint Immigration and Police taskforce produced the interception as 31 Ghanaian commuters aboard a cargo truck had been hidden between goods in the car on their way from Accra on Friday.
“Since the lockdown took outcome, I have misplaced all my resources of money. I am struggling to make ends meet now that’s why I decided to return home from Accra,” Monica, just one of the returnees explained to JoyNews.
On April 16, the joint safety operation prevented six Nigeriens from using a single of the border outposts in the Kadjebi District into Togo.
They reported they ended up returning from Nkawkaw in the Eastern Area where by their mainstay – sharpening finger and toes nails – is no more time encouraging.
“I haven’t been equipped to get cash for foods in two weeks. My father is the one who sends me dollars from Niger in advance of I am able to feed myself,” just one of them reported while explaining the intent for his attempted return to Niger.
Law enforcement Commander for the Kadjebi District, Michael Asiedu explained to JoyNews prosecution would have been the way to go but he is also in consultation with the District Main Government, to decide the way ahead.
“That was what we meant to do. Immediately after informing DCE, a new matter came up… Ideal now we have to consult the DCE and agree on what to do,” he mentioned.
“But with regard to the cargo truck, he spelled out that, “given the chance the driver should be prosecuted.”
The commuters experienced their temperatures taken by the Covid-19 staff.
The Ghanaians have given that been escorted to Nkwanta where they will be handed above to authorities until they reach their respective destinations where nearby authorities would consider around.
The Nigeriens, nonetheless, are continue to remaining retained for more observations.