A sprinter bus with registration number AS-9399-12 conveying 30 passengers suspected to be foreigners from neighbouring Togo has been arrested by the Damongo divisional police command on Tuesday, 11th January, 2022, at Damongo in the West Gonja municipality of the Savannah Region.
The divisional police commander for Damongo, DSP Johnson Hessey speaking to this source explained that, the passengers who are believed to be citizens of neighbouring Togo were held up at the Busunu barrier on Monday, January 10, 2022, around the evening and were subsequently referred to the divisional headquarters for further interrogations after the driver of the bus failed to feed with the police exactly where the vehicle was carrying the passengers to.
According to the commander, six (6) of the passengers were children with 24 adults, including two (2) women.
Most of the passengers could not speak any Ghanaian languages except french which signalled that the were not Ghanaians.
“The person who recruited these people told the police that, they were heading towards Sawla to engage in some farming activities”.
He added that, their interrogations revealed that most of them are from Togo with some claiming to be Baasari tribe and Konkombas who he believed migrated into the country from Togo.
Six (6) of them are minors and currently at the Damongo police Station to be transported back to their parents at Yendi in the northern region of Ghana, where the claimed to be coming from on the advice of the Savannah regional police Commander DCOP Peter Baba.
The leader of the group Jawien Tien Tinakpatien explained that they were heading towards Sawla in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the Savannah region to engage in some farm labourer works and that, Sawla has been a place where he visits each year to do similar activities.
Source:padfm.com.gh / Kumatey Gorden