Driver in court for possessing fire arm without lawful authority


A 34- year old driver, Patrick Agbanyo, has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court for unlawful possession of a fire arm.

The Prosecutor, DSP Mawunyo Nawegbe, in reading the brief facts said that the Complainants are police personnel, stationed at the National Highway Patrol Department headquarters in Accra.  The Accused, resides at Nsawam in the Eastern Region.

The Prosecutor explained that on the 3rd of November, 2017, at about 11:45 am, the Police patrol team on duty on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, stopped and searched a Haoujin motorbike with registration number, M16-GT 201 being ridden by the Accused at Nsawam. The search revealed one locally manufactured  pistol and three live cartridges, with one them  in the chamber of the pistol, all concealed in a small bag on the waist of the Accused.

DSP Nawegbe stated that the Accused was subsequently arrested for possessing a fire arm without lawful authority and taken to the CID headquarters in Accra for investigations.

“During the investigation, the Accused claimed to have bought the pistol from someone at Duayaw Nkwanta but Accused could not lead the police to the seller of the gun. He was therefore charged and brought before the court”, he said.

The Accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.




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