Two Suspected Policemen In Arms Theft Granted Bail

DEPUTY IGP (2)A Circuit Court in Accra on Friday granted bail to two policemen in the sum of GH¢20,000 with three sureties, two each to be justified for allegedly stealing ammunitions belonging to the Ghana Police Service and selling it to the public.

They are Inspector Bismark Adongo and Corporal Frimpong Harrison.

The court ordered that the sureties should be public servants.

The bail was granted after their defence counsels Mr. Steve Grey and Mr. Paul Assibi Abariga prayed the court presided over by Francis Obiri to exercise his discretion on the basis of the fact that the case was bailable.

Mr. Abariga explained that his client Inspector Adongo, has been in the service for more than fifteen years and therefore, has no motive to abscond justice.

“My Lord, the accused is a Ghanaian with a permanent abode, married with children and has no motive to abscond from justice. We are therefore urging your honour to consider the status of the accused and grant them bail,” he said.

Prosecuting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kofi Atibilla told the court that both suspects are serving police officers stationed at Ashiaman near Tema and are with the Visibility Unit.

He said on August 2013, one AK 47 riffle with No 5083 got missing from the Buffallo Unit where Frimpong was stationed.

According to him on May 27, 2014, police had information that Frimpong had stolen the ammunitions and exchanged them for a plot of land and two cows from one “American Man”.

In addition, he said that the police gathered that Inspector Adongo had also been supplying ammunition to the same man for some time.

He said the suspects were subsequently arrested but they denied the offence in their cautioned statements.  By Malik Sullemana & Emelia Enyonam Kuleke

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