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Voter registration work out: 14 allegedly bused from Togo to register in Kpetoe busted


Some 14 persons who have allegedly entered Ghana illegally to utilize for the voter’s identification card have been apprehended in Kpetoe in the Agotime-Ziope District of the Volta Location.

A workforce led by the Volta Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Makafui Woanyah, intercepted a Hyundai van with registration number GR 3234-M conveying the men and women. 

The driver of the car, Gati Xorlali, to begin with stated they were being traveling to a funeral, but unsuccessful to point out the location. 

The occupants which comprise 8 ladies and 6 males, afterwards said they had traveled from Honugo, near Ziope to obtain Voter ID Cards in the ongoing voter registration physical exercise in Kpetoe. 

There was a scuffle in between trustworthy of the Countrywide Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP, as customers of the opposition tried to reduce Mr Woanyah and his workforce from effecting a citizen’s arrest at Awusagbakofe in Kpetoe, exactly where the van was intercepted. 

Makafui Woanyah interacting with Volta Regional NPP Interaction Officer, Pope Yao Yevoo

It took the well timed intervention of the Law enforcement to move the van to the Kpetoe District Law enforcement Headquarters the place the occupants are remaining held in custody. 

Contrary to promises by the Agotime-Ziope Member of Parliament (MP), Charles Agbeve, that the occupants are Ghanaians, the NPP Communications Officer for the Constituency, Philip Lord Naza, indicated only 1 of the occupants who possessed an outdated Ghanaian passport is a Ghanaian but lives in Togo. 

“The rest 13 are not Ghanaians, I just can’t realize any of them, neither do they live in the territories of Ghana,” he informed JoyNews.

Occupants of the vehicle at the Kpetoe Law enforcement Station

The occupants aged in between 65 and 75, in addition to the driver are in police custody aiding in investigations, in advance of currently being handed more than to the Immigration Assistance for the acceptable authorized actions. 

A wellness formal was at the Law enforcement Station to take their specifics and monitor them for the novel coronavirus.


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