The Kaneshie District Courtroom has ordered the repatriation of a 28-year-old Nigerian for illegally acquiring a Ghanaian passport and beginning certificates after paying varied court docket fines.
Iyamu, aka Anthony Kwarteng, had secured a Ghanaian passport in Spain via a pal however the passport acquired lacking when he visited Nigeria.
In his bid to safe a brand new Ghanaian Passport in Accra, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) officers arrested him when he appeared to undergo processes on the Passport Software Centre (PAC) at Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Accra.
Iyamu pleaded responsible to unlawful entry, trying to acquire a Ghanaian passport and possession and use of a Ghanaian beginning certificates.
The court docket presided over by Ama Adomako Kwakye convicted him on all three costs. On the cost of unlawful entry, the court docket ordered Iyamu to pay a advantageous of ¢840 in default and serve two weeks imprisonment.
The court docket ordered him to pay ¢960 in default and serve two weeks imprisonment on the cost of trying to acquire a Ghanaian passport. For possession and use of a false certificates to wit Ghanaian Delivery Certificates, the court docket additional ordered Iyamu to pay a GHC840.00 or, in default, serve two weeks imprisonment. The sentences, nonetheless, will run concurrently.
Narrating the details of the case in Courtroom, Chief Superintendent of GIS, Mr Adolf Asenso-Aboagye, mentioned Iyamu submitted a Ghanaian passport software with a Ghana’s beginning certificates and a Ghanaian passport quantity GT2038555, which he claimed was lacking.
Chief Supt. Asenso Aboagye mentioned the convict additionally added a police report back to the paperwork. Asenso-Aboagye mentioned officers on the PAC doubted his nationality and referred the matter to the GIS for additional investigations.
The prosecution mentioned investigations on the GIS headquarters revealed that the convict was a Nigerian whose actual title is Eugene Knowledge Iyamu and never Anthony Kwarteng, as he claimed.
In accordance with the prosecution, Iyamu was born at Agbor within the Delta State and got here to Ghana via an unapproved route at Ghana’s Jap Border (Aflao).
The prosecution mentioned Iyamu, in his assertion, mentioned he obtained Ghana’s passport and beginning certificates whereas he was in Spain via a pal.
He mentioned Iyamu had mentioned that he managed to return to Nigeria on holidays, however his Ghanaian passport acquired lacking, so he determined to obtain a brand new Ghanaian passport.
The prosecution mentioned Iyamu was then launched to at least one Joe in Takoradi who charged him ¢2,000 for a Ghanaian passport, JoyFm of Ghana reviews.