Driver remanded for causing unlawful damage and possessing guns


A Driver has been remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for causing unlawful damage and possessing firearms.

The accused, Alhassan Mohammed, was alleged to have caused damage to a single room self-contained worth 20,000 Cedis. He was also said to have had in his possession one submachine gun (SMG) rifle, two sten guns, 41 AK 47 assault rifle ammunition, 31 pieces of cartridges and six rounds of pistol ammunition, without lawful authority. The damaged room belonged to one Victoria Owusu, complainant in the case. The incident happened at Ashalaja, a suburb of Accra, where the accused and the complainant reside.

Charged with causing unlawful damage and possession of firearms without lawful authority, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the offences leveled against him by the Prosecution. Echoing the accused person’s plea, lawyer for the accused prayed the Court for an expeditious trial of the case.. He described Prosecution’s facts of the case as ‘mere allegations, hence pleaded with the Court to grant bail to the accused. The Prosecutor, Superintendent Kwaku Bempah, objected, stating that the accused should be remanded for ‘carrying such powerful weapons’ without lawful authority.

The Presiding Judge, His Honour Aboagye Tandoh remanded the accused person in Police Custody to reappear in court on the 25th of August, 2017.



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