The Kaneshie District Court discharged the Belgian national on Tuesday, as state prosecutors decided to drop the charge related to obtaining a student permit under false declaration.
Shalimar, who claimed to be a Ghana Christian University College student on her immigration document, faced allegations of providing false information. However, the state prosecutors, citing a change of decision, informed the court that they had dropped the charges against her.
The courtroom witnessed a palpable shift in atmosphere as Shalimar, initially facing the looming threat of imprisonment and fines, breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing the dropped charges.
However, her freedom was short-lived as she was re-arrested. In a brief 20-minute window, Shalimar experienced both freedom and restriction.
The state, after giving her 24 hours to leave the country, arranged her travel, and her Brussels flight took off from the Kotoka International Airport at 10 PM on Tuesday.
Expressing displeasure with the development, Shalimar's lawyer, Francis Xavier, criticized the state's actions, asserting that fundamental human rights had been violated.
He pledged to pursue legal processes initiated at the Human Rights Court to pursue justice for Shalimar Abuissi.