‘We’ll Expose Compatriots’

From right is Chief Superintendent Kwesi Ofori in charge of Greater Accra police operations, Emmanuel Chibueze, DCOP Kweku Boadu Peprah , Oloye Yemi Fatuyi and DSP Afia Tenge, Regional PRO

The leaders of Nigerian communities in Ghana have pledged to partner the Ghana Police fight against their compatriots who engage in criminal activities in the country.

Head of business
and project advisor of the Nigerian communities in Ghana, Oloye Yemi Fatuyi,
said they would ensure that the Nigerians behind some of the kidnapping and robbery
activities are fished out and punished per the laws of Ghana.

He made this
known when leaders of Nigerian communities in Ghana called on the Accra Regional
Police Commander at the Regional Headquarters in Accra.

He noted that in
any criminal activities reported, there is a Nigerian involved and the
phenomenon had been a source of worry to the others who are in the country doing
genuine businesses.

“We are not
professional but we will make sure that we feed the police with information that
will lead to the arrest of our compatriots who are into criminal activities,”
he stressed.

He said it was
embarrassing to hear the names of Nigerians in reported robbery and kidnapping
cases.

Citing an example,
he indicated that a Nigerian was arrested and linked to the Takoradi Kidnapping
cases that occurred in Takoradi and Accra recently.

Adding his
voice, Emmanuel Chibueze, welfare officer of all Nigerian communities in Ghana,
said Nigerians are in Ghana to do business in an atmosphere of peace and
freedom devoid of intimidation and if they do not come out to condemn the bad
practices of some of their compatriots, they would all be classified as bad
people.

“We will
renounce the miscreants amongst us and will not allow them to have their own
way,” he promised.

The acting Accra
Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kweku Boadu Peprah, welcomed the move from the discerning
Nigerians.

DCOP Peprah assured the group that efforts aimed
at tracking down those Nigerians behind the kidnapping of the Lebanese were
underway.

“We do not know the means by which some of your compatriots come to Ghana since most of them when arrested do not have valid travelling documents, and we shall partner other stakeholders to make sure that we control their movements in the country,” he pointed out.

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey



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