Cousin of President Akufo Addo Gabby Otchere Darko who calls most of the shot on the Akufo Addo led government has said foreigners who are arrested for engaging in illegalities in Ghana should be arrested and be made to face the laws in the country.
He said these persons should not just be deported after being arrested because Ghanaians who are arrested in foreign lands are imprisoned in those countries.
“We should not be quick to deport foreigners who break our laws. If a citizen would be imprisoned for a similar offence then first prosecute and imprison the convicted foreigner before deporting him after serving his sentence. They cannot be treated better than us,” he said in a tweet.
We should not be quick to deport foreigners who break our laws. If a citizen would be imprisoned for a similar offence then first prosecute and imprison the convicted foreigner before deporting him after serving his sentence. They cannot be treated better than us.— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) June 10, 2021
His comments come after 19 Burkina Faso nationals were arrested on the Gwollu stretch, about 807 km from the national capital Accra and deported.
The migrants comprising 13 males and six females were seized while onboard a Wa-bound Hyundai bus with registration number GS 4763 -12 at about 12:18 GMT on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Upper West Region, Assistant Inspector Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu said in a statement on Thursday June 10 that “Our investigations revealed that the migrants were economic migrants journeying to Ghana for farming and other labour activities.
In all of this, Isha Huang was arrested for her involvement in Galamsey and trade of rosewood.
Yaw Osafo Mafo who was the senior minister at the time said hailing her wouldn’t be of any benefit to Ghana.
She was left off the hook and back to China where she comes from.
It is however surprising Ghana is now getting a voice back to call on foreigners to be prosecuted in Ghana when the government his uncle leads had the opportunity to do that but blew it up.