The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has denied reports that a vehicle in which its Comptroller-General, Kwame Asuah Takyi, was travelling over the weekend, caused an accident at Suhum overhead in the Eastern Region.

The Service said the CGI, who was returning from a working tour of the Bono East Region, in the evening on Sunday, February 9, 2020, has not been involved in an accident or caused any, as had been purported.

“It was rather one vehicle and that of the CGI that was being trailed for over an hour by a private vehicle. All attempts by the dispatch rider to stop the said private vehicle, failed until they got to Suhum. The dispatch rider and vehicle of the CGI were caught in between by the private vehicle which posed a security risk.

“At Suhum, at the roundabout of the overhead, the dispatch rider stopped the said private vehicle this time round. The bodyguard of the CGI alighted, took the registration number of the vehicle and rejoined the CGI and his team to continue with the journey where a complaint was lodged with the Police Officers on duty at the Doboro Police Barrier,” the Service explained in a statement issued on February 11, 2020.

It noted that it was after this exercise that the CGI and his team continued with their journey back to Accra only to hear that an accident had occurred at Suhum with two persons injured and hospitalised. 

According to the GIS, their checks indicate that an accident occurred at the same spot where the CGI and his team stopped the private vehicle but that was after they had left.

It, therefore, urged the public to disregard any report suggesting the CGI caused the accident.