2 Cops In Police Grips For Illegal Possession Of Arms

HandcuffsTwo policemen from the Tamale Police formation in the Northern Region and a taxi driver are in the grips of the Bolgatanga Police for allegedly possessing arms.

Corporal Francis Lormemtey of the Sakasaka Police Station, Corporal Ernest Kensah of the Tamale District and Samuel Acheampong, a civilian who claimed to be a taxi driver, were arrested at Garu.

Commissioner of Police, Simon Afeku,Upper East Regional  Police Commander, who briefed  the  media at the Police headquarters at Bolgatanga on Tuesday, said at 10:00 am on June 16,  the Garu District Police had a tip-off from an informant about  the three at a guest house at Garu.

ACP Afeku said the three were arrested upon interrogation, and a search conducted in the room where they lodged, revealed one AK 47 rifle, three magazines with 63 rounds of 7.64 mm ammunition, one pistol with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition and a cash of GH?15,021.20.

He said the search also revealed a techno D5 mobile phone, one techno mobile phone and two police identification cards bearing the names of the two policemen.

According to the commander, upon interrogation, Cpl Kensah said he was the bodyguard of Justice Ayisi Addo of the Tamale High Court, and that the arms were  issued to him to perform his  duties .

He said the three alleged that they were at Garu to buy old coins, old singer machines and old schnapps bottles for Cinkasse in Togo.

He said the three were preparing to commit crime, and added that investigations were on-going.

He warned that the police administration would not condone such behaviour, and would deal appropriately with them if found culpable, adding that “policemen are not angels and carrying of arms outside office causes an alarm”.   GNA

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