Cop Interdicted Over Missing Assault Rifle
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has interdicted a policeman who claimed his fully loaded AK 47 assault rifle was snatched from him by armed robbers.
Constable Alhassan Muntari who was on night duty at a petrol filling station on Tuesday at Asena, near Mamponteng said his gun was taken away from him by the robbers in the shop of the station.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwasi Duku, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, confirmed this to the Times, on Friday, and said “the Regional Command finds the incident shocking and there is the need for the interdiction to ensure thorough investigation”.
ACP Duku decided to give details but said Constable Muntari would soon face a service enquiry as part of the investigations.
The Times had gathered that Constable Muntari claimed he was in the shop of the filling station at dawn with a watchman who later went out of the shop and a few minutes later four armed robbers entered the shop.
Constable Muntari alleged that one of the robbers hit his back, snatched the assault rifle from him, and fled with the rest.
They did not take anything from the shop.
In the morning, Constable Muntari was said to have lodged a complaint with the Mamponteng Police.
The Mamponteng District Police Commander, Superintendent Comfort Boateng, confirmed the report and said the case had been forwarded to the Regional Command.