Four Arrested for Unlawful Possession and Discharge of Firearm
Four persons have been arrested by the police at Sekesua in the Eastern Region for possessing and discharging firearms and ammunition without permission.
According to the police, the four, who earlier fled from the Otrokper checkpoint, were arrested at Akatekpor with the help of the youth in the community.
They are Enoch Donkor, 22; John Ashiley aged, 22; Adema Eugene, 35; and Kwaku Asare, 22.
The suspects fired sporadically at a burial service of a young woman at Sekesua resulting in distress calls from mourners to police.
However, upon seeing the arrival of the police at the burial service, they bolted in a Toyota Corolla Salon car with registration number GG-1226-16.
At Otrokper police checkpoint, suspects were signalled to stop, but they rather opened fire and fled into a nearby bush, abandoning their car.
The police in the region have indicated that the four suspects would be charged with all the crimes committed.
The police have since urged residents in the area to support in dealing with the criminals.
According to the police, the incident is another wake-up call to those who possess firearms without authority to return them to the police or directed by the Small Arms Commission.
A similar sporadic firing of guns occurred at Aboabo Number Two in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region during Tuesday’s Eid ul-Adha celebration.
This resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy, Abdul-Gafar Kassim, who was hit by a stray bullet.
He was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival after severe bleeding.
One other person has been admitted at the hospital after suffering gunshot injuries.
Meanwhile, the culprits have fled from the area as police open investigations into the case.
Consequently, several cops and patrol cars were deployed to the vicinity to maintain peace.