Crime

Driver’s mate remanded for illegally possessing firearm, handcuffs

A 26-year-old driver’s mate, Yakubu Ridwan Molley, was on Monday remanded into police custody for allegedly possessing firearm and handcuffs without lawful authority.

Molley pleaded not guilty to possession of police accoutrements without authority, and he will reappear on May 9.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang told the court presided by Mrs Ruby Naa Aryeetey, that Nana Aryeh Toah is an electrician and a resident of Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra, while accused resides at Budumburam near Kasoa.

He said accused, who was introduced to the complainant by his friend, told complainant that he had a pistol for sale.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said the complainant expressed interest and after a bargain, they agreed on GH¢1,000.00 as the price.

The court said the complainant made a part payment of GH¢500.00, and the accused handed over the gun to him for the remainder of the cost to be paid later.

Prosecution said the complainant after buying the weapon became suspicious that the accused might use it for robbery and thus alerted the police.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said on April 2, at about 11am, police received information that the accused was about to attack and rob one Ezekiel, who was going to withdraw money from the Ring Road branch of the Fidelity Bank.

Prosecution said police from the Nima Divisional headquarters laid ambush, and when the accused saw Ezekiel come out of the bank to board a taxi, he rushed on him, but he was arrested.

He said a search on him revealed the handcuffs and he was taken to the police station for investigations. – GNA

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