General News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Ghana Immigration Service has confirmed it repatriated Indian businessman Ashok Sivaram Kumar to his home country.
The Service said this was done on “grounds of expiration of the businessman’s work and resident permit.”
In a statement copied to Myjoyonline.com, the Service’s Head of Public Affairs Micheal Amoako-Atta said “By Section 20 (1) of the Immigration Act, 2000 [Act 573), Mr. Ashok Kumar had overstayed his residence permit which expired on 15th December 2017.
“This rendered his stay in Ghana illegal. Consequently, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, acting in accordance with Section 21 of the Immigration Act, 2000 [Act 573) ordered his repatriation. Mr. Ashok Kumar, has since been repatriated to his home country,” the statement added.
The GIS has assured that it will continue to deliver on its lawful mandate and ensure that the business environment is serene for all legitimate expatriates to conduct their business.
Ashok Sivaram, was involved in a legal battle with a business partner, Sachin Nambeear, also an Indian who was a Director, 50% Shareholder of Jai Mai Communications Limited.
Sachin Nambeear, filed a suit on January 24, 2017, at the High Court, Commercial Division 7, against Ashok Sivaram accusing him of breaking his fiduciary duties to the company and demanding damages for same.
On May 5, 2017, the High Court, Commercial Division, appointed Messrs Ernst & Young to go into the account of Jai Mai Communications Limited, for the purposes of valuing the assets of the Company, monies, its liabilities.
Even before the valuation will be completed, Ashok Sivaram was arrested by CEPS officials and deported on June 1, 2017, acting on orders from the Interior Ministry.
Sivaram told Joy News his business partner had threatened to have him deported and was not surprised by the action.
Below is a copy of the full statement