Ghana Card Officer Busted For Registering Foreigners

SUSPECT! Timothy Wuni

A 26-year-old Data Input Officer
at the National Identification Authority (NIA) has been arrested by the police for
attempting to register two foreigners during the ongoing Ghana Card
Registration exercise.

Timothy Wuni would have succeeded
in registering Alhassan Abdul Samed and Abubakar Ruali – both from Niger – but
for the vigilance of his supervisor at the registration centre of the Abossey
Okai Central Mosque in Accra.

He is currently in the custody
of the Kaneshie District Police Command assisting in investigations.

Police investigation revealed that
Wuni collected GH¢60 from a former staff of NIA to register the two foreigners
for the Ghana Card.

Public Relations Officer (PRO)
of Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent Effia Tenge, said Wuni
was caught in the act by his supervisor and subsequently arrested.

“Wuni was immediately
confronted by his supervisor, whose name is being withheld for now but when the
two foreigner applicants realized that their cover had been blown, they fled
the scene,” he said.

The supervisor called for the
assistance of the police to apprehend him.

The police chief said “upon
interrogation, suspect Wuni confessed that one Moro, whom he claimed was also a
former staff of NIA, sent him mobile money token of GH¢60 to assist him to
register the two applicants for the Ghana Card.”

DSP Tenge said the police had
recovered two national identification forms which were filled by the two
applicants from the suspect.

“We are currently keeping him in custody and would take him to court after investigations are over, but efforts are underway to get the two applicants to also face the law,” he added.


By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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