The Upper East Regional Police Command is investigating two police officers and one civilian for illegal possession of arms.
The two police officers, Corporal Francis Lorlemetey of the Sakasaka Police Station and Corporal Ernest Kensah of the Tamale police station all in the northern region together with Samuel Achempong, a civilian believed to be a taxi driver based in Tamale were arrested upon a tip off on Monday June 16, 2014 at a guest house in Garu in the upper east region.
Briefing the media, Upper East Regional Police Commander, ACP Simon Afeku said a search conducted on the three men revealed one AK47 rifle, three magazines with 63 rounds of 7.64mm ammunitions and one pistol with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunitions. A cash sum of GHC 15, 000, two Techno mobile phones and two police ID cards bearing the names of the two police officers were also retrieved.
ACP Afeku said the three suspects upon interrogation said they were in Garu to spend the night in the guest house and to buy some old Ghana coins, old singer sewing machines and old schnapp bottles the next day. He added that the suspects are going to be investigated for various offenses.
The Upper East Regional police commander urged the public to always provide the police with timely and accurate information to as they battle to fight crime in the region.
By: Joshua Asaah | A1radioonline.com | Ghana