Two foreigners have been sentenced to two years imprisonment for illegally acquiring voter identity card.
The two, Okafor Wale.47 year old Nigerian and Yao Dieu-Donne was sentenced by the Keta Circuit Court, Presided over by Kwame Polly.
The Judge convicted them on their own plea after they admitted the offence of obtaining Ghana’s voter identity card, knowing they did not qualify to be registered.
The convict, Okafor Wale was claimed to be living in Ghana for the past ten years and admitted that he had indeed registered for the ID card.
The Crime Officer at the Ketu South Divisional Police Command, DSP Eric Vondee said the Okafor was arrested by the Ghana Immigration officers at one of the unapproved routes at Aflao border.
He said during a search on the said convict, the officials found out that he had registered for the Ghana Card.
DSP Vondee added that he registered for the card on July 10 and had with him his ECOWAS (Ghana) card on him.
DSP Vondee noted that the convict mentioned Dieu-Donne as one of his guarantors, and was also arrested.
After the investigations, the two were arraigned before court on July 13, 2020 where they remanded after pleading guilty and convicted on Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com