Some 14 persons who have allegedly entered Ghana illegally to apply for the voter’s identification card have been apprehended in Kpetoe in the Agotime-Ziope District of the Volta Region.
A team led by the Volta Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Makafui Woanyah, intercepted a Hyundai van with registration number GR 3234-M conveying the people.
The driver of the vehicle, Gati Xorlali, initially stated they were traveling to a funeral, but failed to mention the venue.
The occupants which comprise 8 females and 6 males, later said they had traveled from Honugo, near Ziope to acquire Voter ID Cards in the ongoing voter registration exercise in Kpetoe.
It took the timely intervention of the Police to move the van to the Kpetoe District Police Headquarters where the occupants are being held in custody.
The occupants aged between 65 and 75, in addition to the driver are in police custody assisting in investigations, before being handed over to the Immigration Service for the appropriate legal actions.
A health official was at the Police Station to take their details and screen them for the novel coronavirus.