The Northern Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service intercepted two citizens of Burkina Faso who entered the country illegally with the help of some moto (Okada) riders.

The two men, businessmen, whose identities have not been disclosed, were arrested during a routine patrol in Bitchabe, an unapproved route in the region.

According to JoyNews, a press release signed by the public affairs officer, Deputy Inspector Christian Kobla Kekelizilevu noted that Burkinabés aged 27 and 28, who were being transported by native motorcycle riders from Togo, rushed into the nearest bush when they saw the security team.

After the immigration team caught up with them, they two attempted to bribe officers with 2 million CFA francs, the equivalent of GH ¢ 20,000, the statement said.

However, Police declined the offer and apprehended them.

They were sent to the post for further investigation, where they revealed they had commuted from Sokode in Togo and traveled to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a visit.

Therefore, the immigration service has advised once again, citizens living along the country’s borders to be vigilant and provide voluntary information on suspicious people to help fight various cross-border crimes.

Source: JoyNews