Accra, Aug 19,
GNA - Security chiefs detailed to the port of Tema on Thursday fished out
and detained a stealth of two Sierra Leoneans who attempted to steal into the
country by sea in a stowaway attempt.
Amidu Cisse, 24
and Kamara Gibrilla, 32 were detected and arrested on the Grande Luanda,
which docked at the Tema port after
cruising in from Sierra Leone.
The two holed
themselves up in the ship as it traveled for eight (8) days from Sierra Leone
Punamane, Tema Port Security Manager and Mr. K.K. Fosu, Immigration Officer
detailed to the port interrogated the two, arrested and secured a confession
The Tema Port
Security Manager later gave them food and water to end their virtual starvation
after the preliminary interrogation at the Port, before handing them over to
officials of the Protective Indemnity of Ship Owners (PISO).
They two were
handed over to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for further
interrogation and deportation.
Mr Amidu Cisse
and Mr Kamara Gibrilla were detected by the Ghanaian security officials
during routine security checks after the
Grande Luanda docked at the Tema Port.
to provide proper documentation led to their arrest and detention at the Port,
where they were subsequently handed over to the PISO and the Bureau of National
however praised the Tema Port Security Chief, Col. Punamane for humane
treatment given them, including; the provision of food and water that they
Amidu Cisse and
Kamara Gibrilla praised the professionalism of Col. J. M. Punamane and asked
for God’s blessings for him.
“The head of
GPHA Intelligence Unit, Sheikh Labaran Salifu Barry, Immigration Officer, K.K
Fosu and Ghanaians in general are nice people and I like their wonderful
reception” Mr. Gibrilla said.