Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the early hours of Tuesday arrested 24 Nigerians for allegedly entering the country through unapproved routes.

The immigrants, that included; five females admitted entering the jurisdiction but refused to give reasons for their entry.

The South Tongu District Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Chief Superintendent, Shradrach Azangweo told the Ghana News Agency that the culprits would be moved to Aflao to assist in further investigations.

“None of them has been able to give a good reason for crossing into the country having breached our immigration laws and we intend to send them to Aflao for further investigations,” he said.

He said the immigrants had their temperatures taken with initial investigations and are likely to be quarantined at Aflao.

Mr Azangweo said the Immigration service would not allow them to continue their journey but they will all be repatriated after their Covid-19 results is ready so that they do not endanger the lives of other people.

He said the culprits were assisted by motor riders popularly known as ‘okada’ and public transport drivers to the point of arrest.

He therefore, warned the drivers and okada of serious repercussions should they be caught engaging in the act.

He added “you will endanger your life and other members of the public for possible infection of the virus.”

“We will advise the public to support in this fight since the COVID-19 cases keep increasing, we ask everyone to be vigilant and report any suspicious characters of foreign extraction to us because we cannot do this alone.” he said.