Police seize party car loaded with weapons

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weapons-620x406Two persons who allegedly attempted to transport some weapons to the Central Region using a National Democratic Congress (NDC)-branded pick-up in the wee hours of yesterday, have been arrested.

The two suspects, (names withheld) according to information, were arrested at about 1:30 am by police personnel on snap check at Weija, near Accra  and have been handed over to the Accra Regional Police Command.

Information gathered indicated that the suspects were transporting the weapons using a vehicle purportedly belonging to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Amasaman, Nii Okai Emmanuel Laryea.

The weapons included pump action gun, two foreign pistols and 38 rounds of ammunition.

When they were interrogated, according to information, the suspects who claimed ownership of the weapons, said they were going to use them on their farm at Gomoa Fetteh.

“The suspects allegedly claimed they were often being terrorized by some Fulani herdsmen and so they bought the guns to protect themselves,” a source said.

The Weija police after the arrest, handed the suspects over to the Accra Regional Command for investigations.

The Accra Regional Public Relations Officer, ASP Effia Tenge, in an interview confirmed that the two suspects were in the custody of the police.

A total of three guns were recovered by the police and not as many as it had been circulating on social media, according to her.

“Upon interrogation the suspects said they had registered the guns and so we have asked them to provide the documents; but investigations are still ongoing,” she added.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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