2 fined over illegal firearms

Source The Ghana Report.com

The Asamankese Circuit Court in the Eastern Region has fined two persons in the sum of GH¢3,600 at Akyem Kwamang for possession of firearms without lawful authority.

The accused persons, Jonas Opare, 40 years, and Samuel Obeng, 49 years were convicted by the court to pay the amount or to serve two years imprisonment.

According to the Prosecution, Samuel Obeng was fined another GH¢3,600 for transferring the firearms to his friend but his sentence will run concurrently.

The prosecution said on 03/12/2021 at about 3pm, there was a shooting incident in Akyem Abenaso Forest by a 16-year-old son of Jonas Opare which led to the death of one Paa Kwasi Goglomi age about 22 years.

Police Investigation revealed that Samuel Obeng was the owner of the unregistered simplex single barrel gun with serial number 47538 without authority, transferred to Jonas Opare who left the gun in his house and his son took it for hunting in Akyem Abenaso Forest where he mistakenly shot human being.

After the Police investigations, the two were paraded before the court for prosecution.

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