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Interior Ministry Distances Itself from Immigration Officer in Robbery Case

The Ministry of Interior has clarified that the Immigration Officer now a suspect in an armed robbery incident in the Eastern Region is not part of its outfit.

The Immigration officer identified as L.C.O/ Richard Okyere, 27, was widely reported to be stationed at the Ministry of Interior, however, the Ministry has discredited that.

According to a statement released by the Ministry, the publication is false.

“The Ministry of the Interior wishes to inform the general public that the Immigration Officer in the media reportage is not stationed at the Ministry of the Interior as purported and as such the public should treat that reportage as false information.”

It is, however, determined to probe the genesis of the report.

“The Ministry, therefore, disassociates itself from the Officer and will conduct an investigation to unravel the fact of the matter.”

The immigration officer was among six persons including four military personnel- two of whom are said to be attached to the Jubilee House- for their alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Akyem Akanteng, Lower West Akim Municipality of the Eastern Region.

They are said to have attacked their prey, a Cocoa purchasing clerk, in his home at dawn on November 11, 2023, in military uniform and military rifles taking away GHC10,000 and a 5-gram gold ore valued at GH¢29,000.

They were arrested on the same day on their way back by police officers on patrol after the victim notified the police, according to the prosecution.

The suspects were arraigned at the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ on November 15, 2023.

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