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Immigration boss faces possible jail term
Source : ghanaweb.com    Date : Monday 02 Oct, 2017 | 09:20 GMT
The Comptroller of the Ghana Immigration Service, (GIS) Kwame Takyi has been cited for contempt following application filed by businessman, Ashok Kumar Sivaram, praying the Court.

Mr Sivaram in a motion on notice for application for committal for contempt contended that the GIS Controller had failed to comply with orders of the High Court on September 18, this year.

The has since fixed October 10 to hear the application for committal for contempt.

The court presided over by Mrs Azu ruled on September 18 that the GIS should restore Mr Sivaram’s work and resident permit to him within seven days.

This was after the court had granted an order of mandamus directed at the GIS to restore Mr Sivaram’s residence and work permits which was cancelled by the Service on the basis of a deportation order dated on May 15, this year and same was quashed by the another High Court in its ruling dated on July 31, this year.

Mrs Azu’s ruling further granted an order of injunction restraining the GIS, its agents, assigns, privies servant or anyone acting on the authority of the service from making any attempt to remove Mr Sivaram from the jurisdiction.

This was because the decision by the GIS to accept the application for visa on arrival without the requisite statutory fee was a deliberate attempt to decline to process the said application adding the decision made by the GIS administrative official was unfair, unreasonable and same was supported by law.

The court orders have since been ignored by the GIS prompting the victim to press contempt charges on the immigration outfit.
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