Ghanaian Man on $75K Bail for False T&T Citizenship

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A GHANAIAN man has been granted $75,000 bail, with a surety, when he appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 27th June, 2023.

Emmanuel Ankukumah Asamoah, 43, of Montrose, Chaguanas, was charged with possession of a forged document and uttering a forged document by officers of the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB).

As part of the bail conditions, Asamoah is to report to a specified police station once per week.

According to police reports, on April 26, 2023, a Ghanaian allegedly presented to the Immigration Department, Gaston Court, Chaguanas, a Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Certificate in favour of himself, in support of his application for a Trinidad and Tobago Passport.

The department accepted the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Certificate as genuine, however, upon verification with the Ministry of National Security it was allegedly discovered to be forged.

A report was made to the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau for investigation. Extensive enquiries were conducted during the period 18th May, 2023 and 23rd June 2023, which led to the arrest of the accused and execution of a search warrant at his home, where several documents were found and seized.

On Monday, June 26, 2023, Asamoah was charged by PC Legall of the ACIB.

The investigation was supervised by Snr Superintendent Andy Teewarie, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Bryon Daniel, Inspectors Veneta Weaver-Ali, Terrance Dick, Legal Officer and included Sgt. Davidson, Sgt Codrington, W/Cpl. Brown, PC Legall, PC Arthur, PC Ragoonanan, and WPC George-Thomas. The accused is due to reappear in court on 25th July, 2023.


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