On November 3, Ghana reportedly received Ghanaian deportees from the United Sates. The deportees have been accused of hideous crimes.
In all, they are about 108 of them. 57 of the deportees were brought back yesterday while the remaining 51 will be brought back next week.
The United States authorities accompanied the deportees with an official letter stating that the deported persons were guilty of crimes such as “drug possession, larceny, assault, theft, sexual assault, identity theft, illegal entry, forgery/fraud, resisting arrest and other non-criminal offences. ”
A copy of the letter is said to have been addressed to Ghanaian authorities.
Report says that their flight landed the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as early as 8am.
Eye witnesses confirmed that the angry Ghanaian deportees, who returned home with little or nothing, disrupted the peace of the airport, accusing the United States authorities of dehumanizing them.
First they refused to leave the plane and the airport without their handcuffs. They insisted on showing the world how they have been roughly handled in U.S where they went to search for “greener pastures”.
“They (US authorities) handcuffed us; they handcuffed us before we boarded the plane that is why we say we are not getting down unless they allow us to get down with the handcuffs for everybody to see how they have been treating us.”
“They called some immigration officers (at the airport) to come and talk to us but we said no we want to come down with the handcuffs and so they said we should come down. They handcuffed us in the United States. My waist, hands and my legs were all cuffed. Both legs were cuffed so you cannot even walk; you cannot eat; you cannot do anything.”
Another deportee says they had all been handcuffed since Monday in the United States; and were only given bread and water for the day.
Some of the Ghanaian deportees reportedly traveled to the U.S through Brazil then to Colombia. Some of them lost their lives in the excruciating sojourn.