The Spokesperson of the New Force movement, Shalimar Abbiusi has been rearrested immediately after a court withdrew a student permit falsification charge against her.
Madam Abbiusi, a Belgian national was hit with a charge of obtaining a student permit with false declaration. This happened days after she was sighted in a video speaking on behalf of a new political movement called the New Force.
Many Ghanaians expressed disapproval of the new political movement’s use of a non-Ghanaian national in their campaign.
Following several calls for interrogation of the foreigner, she was captured and pressed with the aforementioned charge.
But moments after she was discharged having also been placed on a bail of GHC20,000.00, security forces brought a van to pick her up for reasons yet to be made known.
According to reports, she was picked up by prosecutors from the immigration service led by ACI Adolf Aboagye Asenso. This was despite the fact that the court presiding over the case had withdrawn charges against Madam Abbiusi.
Lawyers for the accused, led by Francis Xavier Sosu have since registered their displeasure on how their client is being handled.
Lawyer Xavier Sosu who was with the New Force’s spokesperson right before she was seemingly forced into the van described the situation as an international disgrace.
He lamented that his client was being treated as “a common criminal.”
He also accused the immigration service of scheming to deport his client.
“You came to the court and said that you have asked that the charges against the person be dropped. The charges are dropped and the person is discharged. Then you bundle the person as if she is a common criminal here. If you want the person in your office, from here we will come to your office. Last week when the court said we should be there three times we were there every single day. What kind of disgrace is this? What kind of international disgrace is this?”
“Are we living in a democracy or are we living in a jungle? Honestly, I am sincerely disappointed. Because you the immigration officers came here and said that her permit has been revoked. If you have revoked her permit what is the evidence of the revocation? You should have brought it to the court and shown it to everybody. You didn’t do that then you bundle the person as if she is a common criminal and send her away.”
“Why do you behave this way? That is a complete assault, It is completely uncalled for. Where we are going I think we are sending the wrong signal to the international community. After all, there are Ghanaians who are also in other countries,” he cautioned.
Meanwhile, reports indicate that the residency permit of Shalimar Abbiusi has been revoked. The immigration said it was making preparations for her repatriation earlier today.