2 Arrested At Agbogbloshie With Ammunition

Imoro Abdul Wahab and Kweku Amankwah in police custody

The Accra Regional Police Command has apprehended two persons who allegedly attempted to transport 500 rounds of ammunition to the flashpoint of Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra.

The suspects are Imoro Abdul Wahab, a 25-year-old scrap dealer and Kweku Amankwah, 58, registered arms dealer.

This adds to seven the number of persons arrested at Agbogbloshie for allegedly possessing lethal weapons after the violent clash in the area on April 11, this year.

The two were arrested by a police patrol team detailed at the Agbogbloshie area to provide security for traders and residents after the clash that led to the death of one person, with eight others, including a pregnant woman, injured.

The Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Effia Tenge, who briefed the media, said the two suspects were arrested on April 18, 2017 at about 2:30 pm.

She said the police specifically retrieved 250 rounds of BB cartridges and 250 rounds of AA cartridges.

ASP Tenge said the intent for possessing the ammunition was still not known, but upon interrogations, Imoro Abdula Wahab confessed that he bought the items from Kweku Amankwah at Arena in Accra at GH¢1,000.

He then led the police patrol team to Arena where Amankwah was arrested.

Both suspects are still being interrogated by the police.

Meanwhile, three out of the five persons arrested after the bloody clash have been granted bail by the court, while two others are still standing trial.

The two have been identified as Yakubu Sullyemana, 34-year-old scrap dealer and Alhassan Zakaria, 19, also a scrap dealer.

 

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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