Police grab suspects for possessing firearms, stolen items

The Kasoa Divisional Police have arrested 16 suspected criminals after the vehicle on which they were travelling was intercepted upon suspicion. 

They were found to be in possession of illegal firearms, and items they stole from a warehouse, belonging to Unilever Ghana Limited at Agona Swedru in the Agona West municipality of the Central Region.

The suspects are Gabriel Fosu, 24, Francis Tetteh, 24, Haruna Bilal, 25, Azumah Yamuna, 39, Addo Korankye, 27, Patrick Akoto, 24, Aikins Ayibbe, 24, and Ernest Bafuko, 28.

The others are Fofonyo Wornyo, 27, Enoch Tetteh, 24, Yaw Mike, 29, Jonathan Tetteh Dissey, 25, Afanu Kyi, 28, Divine Abayatey, 24, and Richard Agbeme, 26.

The police seized one foreign pistol with two live cartridge and one empty ammunition, six Samsung galaxy tablets, one Samsung galaxy hard drive and nine assorted provisions from them.

Chief Superintendent, Charles Kofi Adu, Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, gave the assurance that the police would continue to ensure law and order and flush out criminals from the area.

He  said that a police patrol team on Monday, April 8, 2019, at about 2:40am, at Gomoa Akoti on the Winneba road intercepted a Sprinter mini with 16 youngmen onboard, and found the firearms and items.

Chief Sup Adu said the suspects admitted committing the offence and disclosed that they stole the items from the warehouse of the company at Agona Swedru.

In a related development, the Kasoa Divisional Police arrested two suspects for possessing   arms without authority at Adam Nana, a suburb of Kasoa.

Chief Sup Adu said on Friday, April 5, 2019, at about 9am, the Kasoa Police patrol team arrested two suspects, Nii Sure Tagoe, and Ebenezer Okine, a taxi driver.

The police commander indicated that when the police carried out a search on a Nissan Micra taxi cab being driven by Ebenezer Okine, they found a single-barrel gun and a foreign pistol concealed under a seat, where Nii Sure Tagoe was sitting.

Chief Adu said Nii Okai claimed ownership of the guns, and warned “we will arrest and prosecute anybody found to be engaging in any criminal activity”.


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