A Magistrate Court at Garu in the Upper East Region has remanded in police custody, a Togolese who allegedly attempted to acquire a Ghanaian voter identification card.
The accused, Kouguilique Kouaasi Kampe, was arrested at the Pulimakom border post in the region after his failed attempt to register in the ongoing voters registration exercise with the name Yaro Kosi.
His plea was not taken and he would reappear in court on Thursday July 9,2020.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Upper East Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr David Fianko-Okyere, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that the arrest of the man followed a phone call placed to officers of the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana Immigration Service who were on joint patrol duties in the border area.
He said the Togolese admitted to the offence on his arrest.
According to ASP Fianko-Okyere, Kouguilique told the police that he attempted to register for the voter ID card with the name Yaro Kosi.
The police PRO further stated that the man said he used unapproved routes to enter the country to register with the support of two guarantors.
ASP Fianko-Okyere said Kouguilique did not have the Ghana Card or a Ghana passport.
He said the Police and Immigration Service had launched a joint investigation into the incident to arrest the persons who attempted to serve as guarantors for the Togolese.