3 arrested for brandishing weapons in viral video
Ghana Police have arrested three suspects for possession of firearms without lawful authority and acts of vigilantism at Japa near Wassa Akropong in the Western Region.
According to a statement from the police, the suspects were apprehended through an intelligence operation on Monday, March 27, 2023, following an investigation into a viral video on social media.
In the video, one person was seen shooting at another and threatening violence.
The suspects are Godfred Appiah alias Nana Kobina Gyan, Isaac Amoako alias Nana Owusu and Theophilus Yeboah alias Fire.
“The Police operation initially led to the arrest of the prime suspect, Godfred Appiah, who was seen in the video firing the weapon. Further Police investigation led to the arrest of suspects Theophilus Yeboah and Isaac Amoako, who the investigation revealed as the owner and supplier of the said weapon,” the statement said.
It added that a search conducted at the residence of Isaac Amoako led to the retrieval of four pump action shotguns including twenty-four AAA-refilled cartridges.
However, he could not produce documents to cover three of the weapons.
Meanwhile, the suspects were put before the Tarkwa Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, and have been remanded in custody to reappear on April 6, 2023.