A tense incident unfolded in Assin Dompim in the Assin Fosu Municipality of the Central Region when three Ghana Immigration Service officers were accused of stealing money from a Gh¢200.00 a trader’s shop.

The Ghana Immigration Service has established a pure water factory in Assin Fosu and usually dispatch their men to go on supply.

On Tuesday July 9,2024 in the evening, three officers were dispatched to deliver bags of sachet water to the shop owned by one Akos Tiwaa, who had previously reported missing money.

In order to clear her doubt and suspicion, she set a trap with the Gh¢200 to catch the perpetrators, and eyewitnesses alleged that the money disappeared from the money box immediately after the officers were done offloading.

A search was initiated on the suspected officers and that attracted hundreds of irate youths.

In the course of the search, the money was found under the doormat of the officers’ vehicle, sparking outrage in the community.

The disgruntled crowd demanded all the previous stolen money from the three suspected immigration officers which they said is accumulated to over Gh¢20,000.00

This triggered tension among the angry youth and the Immigration officers and reinforcement from the Immigration Service was called to the scene. However, the police officers from the Central North Regional Police Command intervened to prevent escalation.

The officers were taken to the police station for safety.

The accused officers deny the allegations, and the incident is currently under investigation by the police.

Although efforts to reach the Immigration Service leadership were unsuccessful, and no official statement has been released yet, sources from the service suggest the authorities of GIS have pledged to establish an independent investigation into the matter.

Unconfirmed reports gathered by Kasapa news Yaw Boagyan revealed that only one of the occupants of the immigration-bound vehicle with registration number GI-144 is a staff of the service while the other two are casual workers.

It is important to note that the allegations have not been proven, and the officers are presumed innocent until the investigation is concluded.

No arrest has been made so far.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/Yaw Boagyan