A Nigerian was fined ¢3k for impersonating a Ghanaian in order to obtain a Ghana Card: A Nigerian was sentenced to a fine of 250 penalty units, or GHc3,000, by the Asokore Mampong District Magistrate Court.
Usman Emmanuel, a native of Sawaba in Kumasi, deceived the authorities by posing as a Ghanaian in order to obtain a Ghana Card.
Usman had a Ghanaian Birth Certificate, had gone through the registration procedure, and was waiting for the Ghana Card, according to the National Identification Authority (NIA) in a news release announcing the arrest.
“At this time, the NIA’s Ashanti Region Regional Registration Officer (RRO) felt the applicant was not a Ghanaian.”
For further inquiry, the RRO swiftly turned him over to the Police CID in Adum, Kumasi.
Despite having a genuine Ghanaian Birth Certificate, Usman Emmanuel was not a Ghanaian, according to the March 13 announcement.
The defendant was subsequently arraigned and charged with violating section 17 (C) of the National Identification Authority Act 707 by submitting false information about himself (Act 2006).
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The court judged him guilty of the crime at the conclusion of the trial.
Meanwhile, the National Identification Authority praised the Police Service for investigating and prosecuting the crime in such a timely and effective manner.
“Any foreign individual, lawfully residing in Ghana, and with a valid resident permit can register for the Non-Citizen Card, which is granted at several authorized facilities around the country, including the NIA Headquarters,” according to the NIA.