Ten years in hard labour for possessing empty pistol
5/4/2012 9:01:21 AM -
Takoradi, May 04, GNA - The Takoradi Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced Adongo Atta, a Khebab seller, to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour for possessing firearms without lawful excuse.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
Chief Inspector Alice Parker-Wilson said sometime in February 2010, the accused was arrested during an investigation into a theft case.
She said when his room was searched, a locally manufactured pistol without cartridges was found concealed in his travelling bag.
Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson said the accused was questioned how he came by the pistol but he said it belonged to one Ania a brother of his who resided in the Upper East Region.
She said a witness in the case disclosed to the Police that the pistol belonged to the accused who was charged after further investigations.