Two Remanded For Trafficking 60 To Egypt, Saudi Arabia

MRS.MARIETTA BREW APPIAH-OPPONG MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERALAn Egyptian and a Ghanaian, who are said to have trafficked over 60 people to Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have been remanded by the Accra Circuit Court.

Ibrahim Abdelaziz El-Attarr, 61, and Eliasu Abdul Rahman, 39, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and human trafficking, and were remanded by the court, to re-appear before it, on February 20, 2014.

Prosecuting, Charles Wilcot Ofori, Assistant State Attorney, told the court that Ibrahim claimed to be an Egyptian Professor at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, Eliasu is a businessman.

He said Ibrahim came to Accra in 2013, and decided to set up a company to supposedly recruit drivers, house helps, nurses and artisans to work in Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He contacted Eliasu who agreed to partner him and they registered the company with the Registrar-General’s Department.

By deceit, they collected monies from over 60 people, to secure them jobs in Saudi Arabia.

Based on intelligence and reports, officers of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, went to Achimota Abofo, where they met them  operating in a structure, and arrested them.

The team came by a number of filled application forms on the letter head of NAMAA Company Limited, completed by victims.

The team also found asome Ghanaian passports, as well as computers and their accessories with them.—GNA

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