21 Foreigners With Suspicious Behaviour Arrested In Ejisu
Police in the Ashanti Region’s Ejisu have detained 21 foreign nationals after noticing their suspicious behavior.
Following a tip from residents who observed the strange behavior of the foreigners in the area, the arrest was made.
Members of the community allegedly spent months observing the foreigners’ “suspicious activities” before deciding to submit them to the police for more inquiry.
The action was taken in response to National Security’s “See something, say something” initiative, a citizen awareness program designed to safeguard the nation against terrorist strikes.
The “See something, say something” campaign exhorts people to be on the lookout for the antics of dubious characters and alert security organizations to such antics and persons.
The campaign is a component of the ministry’s border counter-terrorism policy, which aims to educate the populace about terrorist dangers and motivate them to work with state security organizations to lessen the threat of terrorism in the nation.
They were reported to the police, according to one of the community leaders, Mohammed Ali, because they feel they constitute a security concern and want the security forces to look into their business practices.
“For several times, I entered and asked them, what are they doing? They said that they were learning. In the evening, you see them making phone calls, different phone calls, everybody making a phone call. Maybe they are trying to convince someone or I don’t know, so that is what they have been doing around here,” Ali said.
The police have not yet spoken about the situation.