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04.01.2008 Crime & Punishment

Man, 20, arrested for possessing locally manufactured pistol


Bernard Kwame Annor, a 20-year-old unemployed have been arrested by the Sakumono Police for possessing a locally manufactured pistol.

Annor who was riding an unregistered XT Yamaha motor bike with a colleague identified only as Paa Kwasi, who is on the run, was arrested after failing to heed to a police signal to stop on January 01 this year at about 1930 hours.

A press release signed by Chief Inspector Yaw Nketia-Yeboah, Tema Regional Police Public Affairs Officer stated that the police chased the two at top speed till the fleeing motor bike hit an object resulting in an accident.

This attracted residents who assisted the police to apprehend Annor while Paa Kwasi escaped.

It said Annor who was in possession of the unloaded locally manufactured gun at the time of the arrest used the weapon to hit one of the residents who helped in the arrest.

Chief Inspector Nketia-Yeboah said Annor led a team of police personnel to the hide out of other criminals at America, a suburb of Ashaiman-Zenu a day after his arrest.

He said items believed to be associated with various crimes retrieved from their room included another XT Yamaha motor bike with registration number GE 1165 V, two 'Blue King Max' generators and one helmet.

Other items were a casio calculator, five Nokia, four Motorola, one ZTE and one Sagem mobile phones, one Olympus digital camera as well as seven mobile phone chargers.

The release called on robbery victims especially those residing at Lashibi and its environs to report to the Sakumono Police District Headquarters for identification and collection of the items.