Trespass Results in Arrest of Illegal Alien

Police arrested a man from Ghanian who is allegedly in the country illegally.

A 23-year-old Ghanian man was charged with criminal trespass in the first degree after he was found in a home on Keelers Ridge Road in which he wasn't supposed to be.

On Jan. 3 at 4:30 p.m., police received a report that Kwame Abankwa, who lives in Bronx, N.Y., was inside a residence he worked at the previous day. The owners asked him to leave, but Abankwa did not. 

Abankwa—who originally told police his name was Isaac Ofori-Bosnu—gained access to the residence through an unlocked door. Having worked for a company who provides health care at the residence the prior day, Abankwa was asked never to return.

"He was well aware he wasn't welcomed there," Lt. John Lynch said Tuesday.

Abankwa didn't commit any other crimes while in the house, but was charged with the Class A misdemeanor as the family wished to press charges for the trespass. 

Abankwa was held on $5,000 bond, and further investigation revealed he was in the country illegally. Police turned Abankwa over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.


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