2015 Election: Immigrations arrests two Ghanaians with Voters Cards

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BY GILBERT EKEZIE

Ahead prepa­ration for the February 2015 General Elec­tion, the Nigerian Im­migrations Service, La­gos State Command has arrested two Ghanaian immigrants, Abuba­kar Yussuf 50, and Alli Abubakar 23, for illegal­ly acquiring Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC).

Making the revelation in Lagos on Thursday, during the meeting of ECOWAS Community in Nigeria, Comptroller of Immigra­tion, Lagos State Com­mand, Justina Ahmadu said the arrest was made by officers from the intel­ligence units of the Service across the state.

According to her, the culprits went to acquire National Identity cards at the Eti- Osa Local Govern­ment in Lagos and were caught after interrogation.

“They have already ac­quired the voter’s cards with a false claim that they are from Kano State. But when they told our men at the local Government that they are Nigerians from Kano State, the officers wanted to know the ac­tual town and village they came from, but they could not provide an answer. As a result, they were ar­rested.”

Ahmadu added that when the suspects were put under a thorough interro­gation, that they later con­fessed that they are Ghana­ians. “It was thereafter we detained them’’,she stated.

The Comptroller ad­vised the ECOWAS Com­munity in Nigeria not to dabble into national issues in their host countries , es­pecially the forthcoming elections. “You should not participate in the election because you are not Nige­rians, no matter how many years you have lived here. I will not take it light with anyone that violates the Ni­gerian Immigration rules. So, you should sensi­tize your members.”

Responding, President of National Association of Ghanaian Communities in Nigeria, Mr Frank Ekow Quaye condemned the ac­tion of his fellow country­men. He advised Ghana­ians and nationals of other ECOWAS Communities to steer clear of political ac­tivities in Nigeria.

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