A High level security alert has been triggered after an expatriate from Ghana who arrived at Kuwait Airport is absconding when it was discovered that he had been banned from entering the country. The individual managed to escape from the airport hotel while awaiting his scheduled return flight.
Contrary to earlier media reports the expatriate was from Ghana and not Ethiopia as reported in Arabic and English dailies.
Upon his arrival in Kuwait, he proceeded to the passport counter where it was revealed through fingerprint analysis that he had previously been deported and barred from entering the country. As a result, he was handed over to the airport investigations team, who subsequently transferred him to the airport hotel in preparation for his deportation on a returning flight.
During his stay at the airport hotel, the Ghanaian eluded the security personnel, ventured into the airport yard, and managed to breach the airport perimeter fence, gaining entry into the country.
Coordinated efforts among the Investigation, Public Security, and Rescue departments are ongoing to locate and apprehend the fugitive to arrest him and to deport him.
In light of this incident, investigators have initiated an examination of the airport’s surveillance footage to identify any security loopholes exploited by the fleeing expatriate. This analysis aims to identify shortcomings and facilitate the implementation of necessary measures to enhance security protocols.