Ghana Prisons Service To Send Ataa Ayi To Guantanamo In Exchange For One More Gitmo Detainee
Ghana’s most notorious armed robber, Ayi Ayittey, popularly known as Ataa Ayi who is currently serving 120 years in prison for various armed robbery offences will soon find himself in Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Cuba, in exchange for one more Gitmo detainee.
According to the Ghana Prisons Service, this is part of an ongoing exchange program between the Ghana Prisons Service and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Addressing the media at a press soiree held in Nsawam Monday, a prison warden at the Nsawam Prisons, Mr. Mark Kwaku Mantey, said the Ghana Prisons Service and officials at the Guantanamo Bat detention camp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to have exchange programs for the convicts.
As stated by him, this was thought about after the President of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, decided to accept two ex-Gitmo detainees into the country.
Mr. Mantey further went on to say that since this is the first time they are having such an agreement, Ghana Prisons Service has decided to send Ghana’s most infamous armed robber, Ataa Ayi, there in exchange for one high risk Al-Qaeda fighter who will be of benefit to the state.
“The convicted criminals in Ghana and the Ghana military will benefit greatly from the Gitmo detainee who is expected to arrive in Ghana after Ataa Ayi has been sent. Unlike those two who have been sent here, this one was a high risk fighter so if nothing at all, he can train our soldiers,” he said.