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29.03.2009 Crime & Punishment

Court remands man for possessing fire arms

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A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded a
20-year old unemployed Haruna Salifu into police custody on three counts

of possessing fire arms and ammunition without authority and preparation to commit robbery.

He pleaded not guilty on count three.
Haruna Salifu will re-appear in court on April 9, 2009.

Prosecuting, DSP Joseph Apaloo told the court, presided over by his Mr. Samuel Obbeng Diawuo that on March 24, 2009 at about 9:30pm, Salifu was spotted lying behind the Tarkwa railway station, engineering workshop by a petty trader.

He said the trader mustered courage and raised an alarm on suspicion that the accused might be a criminal.

This attracted a lot of onlookers to the scene who intended to take him

to the police station together with his yellow polythene bag containing his personal effects.

A Police search of Salifu's bag revealed a compact disk and Deck player which he claimed ownership.

Again the accused told the police he had left one of his bags at where he was arrested and therefore the Police accompanied him back to the scene for retrieval.

According to DSP Apaloo, the bag contained three mini cartridges and a locally manufactured pistol, of which he also claimed ownership.

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