A 22-YEAR-OLD man is languishing in the cells of the Prampram District Police Headquarters for purportedly being in possession of implements concealed in a vehicle intended for robbery.
The suspect, Ebenezer Holomar, is a driver and a resident of Kokomlemle in Accra, while his accomplice, Michael Katenor, a 23-year-old man who hails from Ada in the Greater Accra Region is currently on the run.
A pump action gun, a cutlass and a pair of scissors concealed in the engine compartment of a Mazda saloon taxi with registration number GS 6221-13 were found when a search was conducted on the car.
Further search on the car revealed four live cartridges which were wrapped in a car duster and hidden in the letter box. The taxi has been impounded by the police, while Ebenezer is assisting with investigations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Beatrice Zakpaa Vib-Sanziri, the Tema Regional Police Commander, confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, noting that on July 9, 2014, at about 9:30 pm, around the Central University Campus at Miotso within the Ningo-Prampram District of Accra, the highway patrol team intercepted the Mazda taxi.
According to her, the Tema-Ada-Aflao patrol team signalled the taxi which had two occupants on board to stop, adding that upon stopping, the occupants in the cab, who sensed danger, took to their heels.
They were pursued by police, she said, resulting in the arrest of the driver of the taxi while the other escaped. Ebenezer, according to police, would be charged and put before court in due course.
The Tema Regional Police Commander reiterated her outfit’s assurance to residents of Tema and its environs that the police would deploy all tactics to arrest the escapee to face the full rigors of the law.
She warned persons who manufacture and sell locally manufactured pistols to gracefully cease heir operations since the police would soon mount a search for them.
The Regional Police Command further sounded a word of caution to unsuspecting buyers of items such as wedding rings, necklaces, gold teeth and other jewellery and electronic appliances like flat screen television set, home theatre systems, microwaves among others from unauthorised places, since these items could be part of booties from criminal operations.
DCOP Vib-Sanziri admonished anyone who wished to purchase any of such items to buy from recognised sales points or distributors.
She said the buyer of a stolen item was as guilty as the one who stole or sold it; as such buyers would not be spared when apprehended.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema
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