Shalima Abbuisi, the then spokesperson for the New Force, has announced her intention to take legal action against Ghana at the International ECOWAS court. Abbuisi alleges severe violations of her human rights and unjust treatment during her detainment in Ghana.

During a public address on X platform, Abbuisi passionately outlined her grievances, shedding light on the plight of others who, like her, were left abandoned due to lack of legal representation. Her determination to seek justice for herself and others underscores the gravity of the situation.

The decision to escalate the matter to an international court reflects Abbuisi’s unwavering commitment to accountability and transparency in the face of alleged injustice.

On December 19, 2023, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) confirmed the repatriation of Ms. Shalimar Abbuisi, a Belgian national who served as spokesperson for The New Force, a recently established political group in Ghana.

Brief facts

Abbiusi’s arrest took place after she was invited by the Head of the National Enforcement Section at the Immigration Headquarters to address concerns about her immigration status in Ghana.

The Ghana Immigration Service became aware of Abbiusi’s activities through social media, where she introduced a new political group called “The New Force” and identified herself as its spokesperson.

 

Investigations have revealed that Abbiusi initially entered Ghana on September 4, 2017, through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and had been a regular visitor until 2018 when she claimed to become a resident due to her supposed admission to the Ghana Christian University College.

 

However, checks from the college confirmed that Abbiusi had never been a student, and documents supporting her application for a residence permit were deemed forged.

Abbiusi was charged and granted a bail of ¢20,000.

 

 

New Force

The New New Force, a political movement,  expressed deep concern over the arrest and detention of Ms. Shalimar Abbiusi, describing her as one of its spokespersons.

In an unsigned press release issued on December 7, 2023, the New Force alleged that Ms. Abbiusi was arrested on December 4 and has been held in custody by the National Investigations Bureau (NIB) without formal charges.

They further claim she was denied access to legal representation, subjected to an unlawful search of her premises, and held beyond the legal 48-hour limit.

The New Force contends that Ms. Abbiusi’s arrest is politically motivated and constitutes an abuse of power.

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