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General News Wed, 19 Jun 2019

‘Give me my German residency permit, passport or face my wrath' – Man warns NACOB

A 63-year-old angered German ‘burger’, Kofi Osei Boateng is furious over the treatment meted to him by the Narcotics Control Board.

Narrating his story to Crimecheckghana, Osei Boateng said, he was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport in 2005 on his way back to Germany for possessing narcotics and was slapped with a 10-year sentence.

“I worked in an Automobile company in Germany but I was lured by friends into trafficking Narcotics. Unfortunately for me on my third attempt, I was arrested and everything on me was seized including my German residency permit, passport and some money’ he said.

According to him, the Accra Circuit court ruled that after his sentence, everything seized on him should be given back to him adding that “after I have served my sentences in 2012, I visited the Narcotics Control Board to retrieve my seized items but to no avail”.

He lamented saying, “It has been 7-years now and they are playing hide and seek with me, I even took them to court and the court ruled that my items be returned to me but I am yet to receive them’.

Osei Boateng complained about how the seizure of the items has restricted his movement and any attempt to engage in any business whatsoever.

Explaining further, he said he had a wife and 3 kids in Germany before his arrest and he loved to pay them a visit and possibly return to normal life but those thoughts remain wishes since NACOB still has a hold on his documents

“I live like a pauper in a friend’s fitting shop at Avenor, at 63-years, I rely on the benevolence of others to keep body and soul together,” he said.

He insisted the board gives him back his document with compensation.

“ I am not a violent person but they have to obey the law and give me back my resident permit and passport, the last time I went there I noticed they had filed for a new passport for me” he said

Source: Crime Check Ghana