Ghana officials suspended over ‘fake journalists’

Written by on April 13, 2018

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended two top sports officials after about 60 Ghanaians, posing as journalists, tried to illegally enter Australia for the Commonwealth Games.

Pius Enam Hadzide, the deputy minister for youth and sports, and Robert Sarfo Mensah, the director general of the national sports authority, have been suspended with immediate effect, presidency spokesman Eugene Arhin said in a statement.


“This decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences,” Mr Arhin said.

He added that three other officials – including the head of the delegation for Games, Mohammed Sahnoon – have been ordered to return from Australia to assist in police investigations.

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