National Security Operative, Others Grabbed For Possessing Pump Action Gun Illegally | Crime



A 32-year-old Nationwide Safety Operative and two others have been put earlier than an Accra Circuit Court docket for possessing a pump motion gun with out lawful authority.

The gun was allegedly hid in a automobile throughout a snap examine performed by the Police on December 25, this yr at Osu in Accra.

The accused individuals are Dawood Akwasi Agyemang, the Nationwide Safety Operative and a Chief, Chris Mawunyo Oteiku, a 28-year-old dealer, and Joshua Kwame Gbeti, a 27-year-old entrepreneur.

Charged with possessing firearms with out lawful authority, the accused individuals have pleaded not responsible.

The court docket presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah has admitted them to bail within the sum of GHC250,000 with three sureties.

The sureties are to be public servants incomes not lower than GHC3,000 a month. The court docket additional ordered the accused individuals to be reporting to the Police each first Wednesday in a month till directed in any other case.

The matter has been adjourned to January 12, 2023.

Earlier, counsels for the accused individuals took turns to argue for bail saying they weren’t flight danger, had mounted locations of abode and had folks of substance prepared to face as sureties for them.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Maxwell Oppong against the grant of bail saying paperwork masking the weapon weren’t real and that the weapon had been fired severally.

ASP Oppong instructed the Court docket that the Police want to take fingerprints of the accused individuals to establish in the event that they marched with what the Police had of their system.

The prosecution additional held that there have been different weapons that have been discovered within the automobile of the accused individuals.

It mentioned throughout a search, the police discovered golf equipment, nails amongst others within the automobile. The prosecution recounted how folks had been utilizing flashlights on their automobiles illegally to outwit the Police, including “it takes skilled law enforcement officials to fish such folks out.”

Narrating the information of the case, the prosecution mentioned on December 25, this yr, at about 0140 hours, the Inspector Normal of Police (IGP) and a few members of the Police Administration Board visited the Oxford Avenue at Osu to work together with the general public.

The prosecution mentioned through the interplay, some Law enforcement officials noticed the accused Chris Otieku, who was driving a blue-black Toyota Tundra with registration quantity WY 1088-20, driving with safety flashlights.

The prosecution instructed the court docket that “this attracted the eye of the officers and the automobile was shortly intercepted”.

Throughout a search within the automobile, it mentioned, a pump motion gun with serial quantity PS 33743 was discovered hid within the automobile.

The prosecution mentioned Otieku and Joshua Kwame Gbeti who have been within the automobile have been arrested and despatched to the Cantonment Police Station.

Throughout investigations, the prosecution mentioned Dawood Akwasi Agyemang, a Nationwide Safety Operative confirmed up and produced paperwork of the pump motion gun, however they have been detected to be invalid.

The prosecution mentioned Agyemang who additionally claimed possession of the gun was arrested.

Supply: GNA



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