The Volta Regional Command of Ghana Immigration Service has intercepted a total of 151 ECOWAS nationals on the Aflao-Dzodze road in the Ketu North Municipal. 

The illegal immigrants who were arrested included 119 Nigerians, 22 Nigeriennes, 7 Beninnoise, and 3 Ivorians. 

151 ECOWAS nationals intercepted in Volta Region

They have, however, been handed over to security authorities in Togo following a bilateral agreement between the francophone country and Ghana. 

The interception came as a result of an effective collaboration between the Ketu North Municipal Assembly and the Akanu Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service to combat cross-border crimes. 

The Sector Commander, Assistant Commissioner (ACI) Felix Agyeman-Bosompem indicated that the collaboration saw the mounting of a checkpoint on the Dzodze-Aflao. 

151 ECOWAS nationals intercepted in Volta Region

This he said led to the interception of the illegal immigrants over a period of 10 days, adding that “the checkpoint has so far served a great purpose for which it was intended for barely two weeks after positioning it”. 

The Ghana Immigration Service has therefore sent out a warning to foreigners planning to use unapproved routes to the country to desist from these illegal practice as the borders remain closed to human traffic.

151 ECOWAS nationals intercepted in Volta Region