It is emerging that, instead of the two GITMO detainees that Ghanaians were made to believe were booked for Ghana, based on negotiations with the American government, three were really billed to have arrived in Ghana.
Interestingly, one decided not to come to Ghana but be returned to Saudi Arabia because of cultural reasons, one of them being language.
The detainee, according to documents in the possession of DAYBREAK, was a Yemeni named Abdul Rahman Mohammed Saleh Nasri.
Cited in the report as players for Ghana in the controversial deal were Lieutenant General Henry Smith, then Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Mrs Amma A. Twum-Amoah, then Head of Chancery and Brigadier-General SM. Adams, then Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attache (DMNAA).
Smith and the two officers from Ghana reported at the Guantanamo Bay in a US Air Force plane on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 to interview the three detainees, namely, Abdul Rahman, Mohammed Saleh Nasri, Mohammed Khalid Salih Al-Dhuby and Mahmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef, who had been preselected, for 30 minutes each, through interpreters.
Find below excerpts of the Report and profile of the detainee
Profile of Abdul Rahman Mohammad Saleh Nasir
Abdul Rahman Mohammad Saleh Nasir, otherwise known as inmate number 115, is a thirty-five (35) year old Yemeni born in Saudi Arabia and has been in the Camp since 2002.
He is single and a middle school dropout with no skills.
He has a brother and Three sisters who are all living in Saudi Arabia.
Of his parents, his father was dead and he had no idea whether his mother was alive or not.
Though majority of his relatives lived in Saudi Arabia, a few were in Yemen and had visited them a couple of times.
Mr Nasir does not speak any English at all. He left Saudi Arabia for Afghanistan in 2001, through Syria and Iraq.
He wears a beard, a moustache and a pair of spectacles.