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Security Deports UP’s Ghanaian IT Consultant

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MONROVIA: Liberia’s Joint Security has confirmed the deportation of a Ghanaian National, identified as Sumson Essien Jr., from Liberia to his home country, Ghana.

According to a press release quoting the Joint Security, the decision was reached after a thorough investigation established that the Ghanaian entered the Liberian borders and engaged in employment without obtaining resident and work permits which violates Liberia’s Alien and Nationality Law and the Decent Work Act of 2015.

The law requires that an alien travelling to Liberia must first obtain Resident and Work Permits before engaging in employment activities in the country.

The suspect was arrested in River Gee County after he was intercepted and interrogated by security officers about the nature of his work and required to produce his resident and work permits.

According to the joint Security release, when he failed to produce the required permits, the government began the removal process and has since made arrangements with the Ghanaian Embassy near Monrovia to help reunite their compatriot with his family in Ghana.

While it is believed that Mr. Essien arrived in Liberia to do a contracted work for the opposition Unity Party (UP), he should have exhausted the provisions of both labor and Immigration laws, the release said.

“This action by the Joint Security was taken in keeping with law and is void of any prejudice. It is rather intended to ensure that foreigners travelling to Liberia adhere to established procedures,” the Press Statement issued over the weekend in Monrovia stated.

The Joint Security has however reassured the general public that the November 14, 2023 Presidential runoff elections will be held under a peaceful atmosphere.

The Joint Security’s caution against any attempts that bears the proclivity to threaten the peace and stability of Liberia during the run-off election while warning that perpetrators will be held accountable under the law.

Meanwhile, additional five persons have been arrested and are currently undergoing investigation in connection with violence that took place in Zorlay Town, District #3, Nimba County.

The Joint Security Special Investigative Team has been mandated by the Minister of Justice to expeditiously investigate the matter and ensure that those responsible for the violence resulting to injuries are made to face the full weight of the law.

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