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The Bono East Regional Police Command has arrested five individuals who claimed to be in the business of illegal production of firearms or guns in Kintampo.
The arrest pursued a clever strategy aimed at smashing into the criminal industry in the region.
A message from the police said many tools used in the production of weapons have been procured from two “criminal industries.”
Production of guns without proper licenses in Ghana is against the Arms and Ammunitions Act of 1972. The Public Relations Officer for the Bono East Regional Command, ASP Amponsa Bosie Dankwa, announced that 43 pieces of gun butts which prevailed to be pivoted into totally working riffles, gun containers, and bullets were seized from these illegal enterprises.
“22 short pieces of wood and additional tools manipulated in the manufacturing of weapons were obtained from suspects with the names Akordzi Emmanuel, Abdul-Rashid Sumani, and Abdul-Fatawu Issaka. Though, suspects claimed that they were protecting the armor for their boss, one Yahya now at large.”
“Suspect Ibrahim Kadr moreover named suspect Richard Duako as the proprietor of the guns which were procured from him. Currently, all suspects are in Police custody and the guns have occurred to be retained for additional investigations,” he cited.
Last week, Kwesi Bayele, a 25-year-old youthful man, was caught for allegedly producing and marketing illegal guns in the Bono East Region.
During an investigation, the Police fetched 20 munitions increasing of; locally produced long barrel guns and pistols at his home at Zambrama, close to Kwame Danso in the Sene East District of the region.
He is the main suspect in manufacturing and selling guns to many criminals and armed robbers in the region, and until his charge, the suspect had been trading in illegal guns at Gulumpe in the Kintampo North Municipality.
“In fact, we compiled that he supplied the ringleader of an armed robbery partnership, Issah Seidu, who was arrested in August this year with guns and ammunition to operate”, DCOP Atibilla suggested.
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