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Ghanaian officials suspended over Commonwealth scam

Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

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. BBC News reports that Pius 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. Presidential spokesperson Eugene Arhin 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.

Full BBC News report