A middle-aged man, who attempted entering the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)Base Ammunition Depot, in Michel Camp, near Tema, has been arrested and handed over to the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service, in Accra.
Yaw Boateng during preliminary investigation said he was coming from Ashiaman Tulaku, and tried to access the ammunition depot to seek aluminum plated materials for sale.
“Upon his arrest, 18 aluminum plates, iron pickets and a broken street light lamp holder were found among his possessions,” the Director Public Relations of GAF, Naval Captain Michael AddoLarbi, said in a statement, copied the Ghanaian Times on Monday.
“The suspect was found at the restricted area of a perimeter fence in order to gain entry into the Ammunition Depot, which is a highly sensitive and restricted security zone, and is out of bounds to the general public, the statement added.
It warned the public of dire consequences for their actions if they failed to pay heed to the numerous public warnings and education on the need to stay clear off a high security zone such as an ammunition depot.
“The public should desist from tampering with the perimeter fence or attempting to gain any unauthorised access, for their own safety as there could be serious repercussions for such actions,” the statement said.
In ensuring security and safety for citizens, the GAF requested the cooperation and support of all stakeholders, including the general public.
BY ANITA ANKRAH