A Madina District Court has sentenced a 26-year-old Nigerian Computer Engineer, to 450 days imprisonment for attempting to obtain a Ghanaian Passport twice, according to reports.
The suspect was charged with attempting to obtain Ghanaian passports by false declaration and was pleaded guilty.
The Court, therefore, sentenced him on his own plea and handed down a custodial sentence without an option of a fine.
The case as narrated by the Prosecution is that the accused person, now a convict, was arrested on January 4, 2023, at the Accra Passport Application Centre, around Tema Station in Accra.
It said while the accused person was undergoing the processes of acquiring a Ghanaian Passport, officials of the Ghana Immigration Service suspected that he was not a Ghanaian as he claimed.
“He was subsequently referred to the National Enforcement Section at the Immigration Headquarters for further investigations.”