Court Remand Mason For Illegally Possessing Firearm
An Accra Circuit Court, on Wednesday, remanded Iddrisu Tanko over his possession of a firearm without lawful authority. Iddrisu, who reportedly had one locally manufactured pistol at the time of his arrest, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, remanded him into police custody to reappear on January 30.
Presenting the facts of the case, Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the court that the complainant is Inspector Thomas, Napol in-charge of the Regional Alpha Swat Six Team, while the accused, Iddrisu, is a mason who resides at Kadjebi in the Volta Region.
He said on January 7; the Police had information that the accused, who had been terrorizing people in the Konkomba Market in Accra, was planning to rob someone.
He said the Police proceeded to the scene and arrested Iddrisu who then led the Police to his room.
A search of the room revealed a locally manufactured pistol concealed in his bag.
Inspector Ahiabor said the accused person, after interrogation, denied knowledge of the gun, saying he lived at Kadjebi and only visited a brother by name Kennedy at the market.
He said Iddrisu further said that the room in which the weapon was found was the habitat of one Horse Belly now at large who asked him to stay there temporally until he locates his brother.
The prosecution said the police are making efforts to get Horse Belly arrested.