Police seek 2 NIA staff accused of operating in the night

The police have formally written a letter to the National Identification Authority (NIA) demanding the release of their two workers, who were accused of registering people for the Ghana Cards at night, at a residence near Saint Theresa’s School at Awudome, in Accra on Tuesday.

The Kaneshie Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commission of Police (ACP) Edward Faakye Kumi, disclosed this to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, stating that the letter was dispatched on Thursday to the NIA office.

He said the two (names withheld) were expected to assist the police in investigations into the case.

It would be recalled that the Ghanaian Times reported in its Thursday, May 9, 2019, issue that the police have launched a manhunt for two staff of the NIA for allegedly registering people for the Ghana Cards at night.

The suspects were reported registering people at about 7pm when residents spotted them.

Passports, fingerprint machine, registration forms, laptop computers, birth certificates, Identity cards, and a printer among others were retrieved from the house.

The case was said to have attracted a large crowd to the scene.

The police received information about the alleged activities of the suspects, and proceeded to the scene, but did not meet the NIA officials at the residence, but the (police) met a landlady, who was asked to report to the police station for interrogation.

The landlady and the district NIA registration officer of the area have since been interrogated, whilst exhibits were in the custody of the police.

BY ANITA NAYRKO-YIRENKYI

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