Two women convicted of providing false information to the NIA

They were fined 300 penalty units (3,600 GHC) each or served by default 6 months in prison

The Adjabeng District Court in Accra sentenced Olu Olarusi Toyin Tracy, alias Tracy Mensah, and one Yvette Mensah, to a fine of 300 sentence units (3,600 GHS) each, for providing false information to the Authority national identification (NIA).

In default of payment, they will serve six months in prison.

The suspects were charged with offenses of conspiracy to commit a felony, namely providing false information to NIA officials, contrary to Article 23 (1) of Law 29/60 and Article 17 (c) of Law 707 on the National Identification Authority (Law 2000). and providing false information to NIA officials.

They both pleaded guilty to all charges against them and were subsequently convicted on their own plea.

Meanwhile, Toyin Tracy, a Nigerian, is due to be repatriated to her home country after serving her sentence on court orders.

On November 19, 2021, Toyin Tracy went to the NIA headquarters to acquire a Ghanaian citizen card.

She was accompanied by Yvette Mensah.

Tracy had in her possession a Ghanaian birth certificate, one of the documents required to acquire a Ghana Card.

Both were directed by the NIA registrar to the CID office (NIA) for the usual verification, questioning and authentication of documents that most of the suspicious candidates went through before being cleared. to continue the registration process to acquire the Ghana card if they were authorized. by Unity.

During police investigations, it was detected that the birth certificate possessed by Tracy was named “Tracy Mensah” with Yvette Mensah as mother and a certain Alhassan Fusieni as father, all Ghanaians.

The birth certificate was issued to the Birth and Death Registry on October 22, 2021 at the Bubuashie office in Accra and had the registration number 020107-3879-2021 with the Korle-Bu University Hospital as the place of birth. .

Further investigations revealed that Yvette Mensah was not Tracy’s biological mother and that the two had never been related.

Investigations also revealed that the name Tracy Mensah had been adopted by Olarusi Toyin with the consent of Yvette Mensah to allow her to have a Ghanaian lineage.

Once again, it was revealed that Tracy’s biological parents were Nigerians and that she was born in Nigeria.

Yvette Mensah during questioning confirmed to police that she had been contacted by Tracy to help her acquire a Ghana Card by playing the role of mother on her birth certificate.

She (Toyin) gave her hometown as Agbozume in the Volta region.

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