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Policeman arrested with live AK47 ammunition in Kintampo to face prosecution

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Lance Corporal Christian Adjei Boateng of the Kintampo District Police headquarters will be arraigned Monday at the Kintampo District Court following the discovery of 10 live Ak47 assault rifle ammunitions in his home.

Also in his possession were one dead body bag and a ballistic helmet, property of the Ghana Police Service, and one wrap of dried plant substance, suspected to be narcotics.

Thirty-eight-year-old Boateng was arrested in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East Region after his colleague saw him attempting to steal a Honda motor bike, an exhibit, which had been parked in front of the office.

He was seen pushing it from the premises towards a mechanic shop across the road.

When the eyewitness and another officer followed up to the shop Boateng was not found there.

Chief Superintendent of Police Alhaji Hussain Awinado, Bono East Regional Police Cime officer, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, on Sunday, said due to the unusual behaviour of Boateng, a search was conducted at his residence in Kintampo, where the items were discovered.

A statement from the Divisional Police Command also confirmed the arrest.

Alhaji Awindago told the GNA that investigations were ongoing to ascertain the source of the weapons and other accoutrements.

He urged serving officers to desist from such nefarious activities, which were against the Service orders.

“These are some of the things that we do and we keep losing the trust of the civilian population in the Police Service,” he emphasised.


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