Three men suspected to Burkinabés have been detained at the Navrongo Police station for being in possession of Ghana Cards.
The Duo, identified as Iddrisu Zeydane and Muhadeen Ismail, was seized by an official of the National Identification Authority (NIA) Ghana Card registration exercise in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality and handed to the Police.
Reports say the suspects were hiding in an uncompleted hotel facility, to collect their Ghana Cards after an earlier successful registration.
But they run out of luck when residents became suspicious and therefore monitored their movement.
One resident tricked the suspects into a vehicle and drove them to the Police station before they could run away.
A search in their room led to the retrieval of two Ghana Cards.
The third suspect, however, was not in possession of a card as he was not ready for collection at the centre.
Prosper Adongo, the resident who led the foreigners to the police station said he was informed by someone who saw them joining the queue at the centre to register for the Ghana card days earlier.
He said following the tip-off, he began tracking their movement which led to their apprehension right after making claim of their cards.
“They even came and did the registration some days ago and left. But some people saw them. So, when I got the information that they had come again, I quickly rushed to Doba and started tracking them.
‘I tracked them from the NIA registration centre which is the Doba Primary school where they came to pick their cards. They were able to pick two cards. For the other guy, he said his card will be ready on Monday.
‘So, I got close to them and interrogated them and later gave them a lift in my car to Bolgatanga. But along the way, I told them I had forgotten something in Navrongo and needed to pick it up.
‘But I quickly drove straight to the Police station and handed them to the police.”
Mr. Adongo added his interrogation revealed that the uncompleted hotel facility the suspects confessed to staying in belonged to Adams Mahama, the late Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The local authority of the National Identification Authority could not be contacted to comment on the matter.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea