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Ghana deports 17 Nigerian nationals for suspected cyber crimes

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has deported 17 out of 29 persons arrested in Ho, the Volta Regional capital, for their alleged involvement in cybercrimes.

Local media reports that soon after their arrest, the Nigerians were handed over to the GIS for screening to determine their immigration status. The Ho Municipal Police Commander, DSP Anthony Danso, who briefed the media on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, said it emerged that the deported persons did not have good immigration standing.

Those who were found to be legal residents of Ho, were released and reunited with their various communities. He noted that some landlords leased houses to some Nigerian nationals, who in turn used them for various nefarious activities, including cyber fraud.

During the raid, the police retrieved 33 laptop computers, two television sets, one wireless router and 20 cell phones, as well some electronic gadgets.

Meanwhile, Nigerian traders, whose shops were closed down by their Ghanaian counterparts in Kumasi, have returned back to work, the Daily Graphic reported on Wednesday, 26 June 2019.


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