The District Court, Kanashie, has struck out charges against Shalimar Abbiusi, the spokesperson of the New Force, who was arraigned on charges related to the alleged falsification of documents.
The Belgium national was dragged to court over allegations that she forged documents to obtain a resident permit in Ghana.
The magistrate who presided over the case, Nana Abena Owusu Amenyo, further ordered the release of Miss Abbiusi’s phone by the NIB.
The case was dismissed after Assistant Commissioner of Immigration representing the Republic, Adolf Aboagye Asenso, told the court he had instructions to withdraw the case and come back at the appropriate time.
The lawyer for the accused, Francis Sosu, prayed to the court for the release of his client’s iPhone 13, which is said to be in the possession of the NIB.
The NIB confirmed that they did not find anything incriminatory on the phone.
The court then directed that the phone of the accused be released to her.
The lawyer also made some allegations against the prosecution, stating that the prosecution had verbally said they were going to deport his client.
The magistrate, Nana Abena Owusu Amenyo, after listening to the parties, concluded on the matter by dropping the charges, as per the prayer of the prosecution.
However, Shalimar Abbiusi was re-arrested by the immigration service after the pending case was dismissed.
Shalimar Abbiusi was arrested and charged with violating Section 52(1)(i) of the Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573), with the specific provision of “Obtaining for Yourself a Student Permit by False Declaration.”
She was arraigned on December 11 and granted bail for GHS 20,000.