Police Seize Guns
9/22/2012 1:15:24 PM -
THE ASHANTI Regional Police Command has found an assortment of weapons including pump action guns in the room of a man at Ogua, a small farming community near Effiduase.
A certain Nana Otuo Acheampong, believed to be the owner of the weapons, had concealed the 10 guns in a shelf at a corner in his room for reasons best known to himself.
The police, acting upon a tip-off, broke into the room on Thursday evening around 8:00pm in the absence of Nana Otuo Acheampong who had travelled out of the region.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Augustine Gyenning, briefing the media, said the police called Nana Otuo Acheampong on phone to inform him about their operation in his room.
He disclosed that Nana Otuo Acheampong informed the police that he had travelled to Accra, promising to return early on Friday morning to help the police in their investigations.
At the time of addressing the media on Friday afternoon however, the said Nana Otuo Acheampong had still not visited the Central Police Station in Kumasi to help police in their investigations as promised.
DCOP Gyenning said if Nana Otuo Acheampong failed to report to the police, then his outfit would declare him wanted and subsequently smoke him out of his hideout to explain what he was doing with the huge number of weapons.
The police, he stated, had just begun investigations into the matter, stressing that the suspect in the case was needed urgently by the police to prove whether the guns were registered and why he was hording a huge number of deadly weapons in his room.
The seized items included three pump action guns, two double-barrel guns, two locally-manufactured pistols, one foreign pistol, one shotgun, one single barrel gun, cartridges and ammunition for the pistol.
DCOP Gyenning said the arrest of the guns, comes in the wake of the shooting of a man and his wife by assailants in the region, stating that the operation formed part of the Ashanti Regional Police Command's resolve to get rid of all illegal weapons in circulation in the area.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander passionately appealed to the general public to volunteer vital information to the police to enable them to arrest miscreants in society before they struck.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi