Residents of Assin Fosu in the Central Region have arrested some 13 Pakistani nationals who they suspect of being terrorists.
The inhabitants fear the Pakistanis have stormed the town to cause mayhem by engaging in terrorist acts.
The incensed youth arrested the suspects and handed them over to the police to investigate their motive for being in the area.
However in an interview, the Assin Fosu District Police Commander, DSP Samuel Lartey Lawson, stated that an informant alerted them that he had seen over a dozen Muslims who they suspect could be terrorists walking from Assin Nyankomasi to Assin Fosu.
He noted that based on the information gathered he caused his men to act immediately on the tip off to get them arrested, adding that investigations has established that they are not a threat to national security.
“We immediately dispatched policemen to go and bring them, upon interrogation they claimed they were Ahmadhiya Muslim missionaries from Pakistan who have been in the country for 6 months now and that they came from Kumasi to Assin Fosu. We could not ascertain if they came into the country legally, so we invited Immigration to conduct further investigations into their stay in the Ghana.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigrations Police Academy in Assin Fosu, AICO 1 Raymond Bahe, confirmed that they are not harmful; adding that information in the public domain that these people are terrorists is untrue.
“Our preliminary investigations show they are missionaries preaching Islam to people. We cannot leave them to go now, but the public should not panic, everything is under control.”