The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has said media publications claiming that the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, has caused an accident at Suhum overhead on the Accra to Kumasi highway in the Eastern Region, are false.
In a release issued on Tuesday, the Immigration Service said although there was an accident at a spot where the Mr Asuah Takyi and his entourage had earlier made a stop, that accident happened after they had left.
Read the full release below in which the Service “sets the record straight.”
RE: IMMIGRATION SERVICE BOSS CAUSES ACCIDENT
The attention of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has been drawn to publications in the media to the effect that the Comptroller-General of Immigration (CGI), Mr. Kwame Asuah Takyi has caused an accident at Suhum overhead on the Accra to Kumasi highway in the Eastern Region.
To set the record straight, the CGI, who was returning from a working tour of the Bono East Regional Immigration Command, later in the evening, on Sunday, the 9th of February, 2020, has not been involved in any accident or caused any, as 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.
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 hospitalized.
Our checks, indicates that, indeed there was an accident at the same spot where the CGI and his team stopped the private vehicle, but that was after they had left.
We wish to implore all media houses to contact the Public Affairs Department of the GIS for confirmation of information in their custody before publishing them.
Lastly, we wish to reiterate that the CGI has not caused any accident, and the story as published by the media is incorrect and should be disregarded.
SUPT. MICHAEL AMOAKO-ATTA
HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS