Odorkor bomb scare: One suspect freed

General News of Saturday, 17 March 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

2018-03-17

Attorney General’s office ordered the case of Osman Alhassan, one of the ‘bomb suspects to be closed

The Accra Central District Court has freed one of the suspects arrested for wielding grenades at Odorkor, a suburb of Accra.

In fact, a lawyer to Osman revealed to the court that Osman is rather an onion seller and not a part of those wielding the bombs. Meanwhile, a senior state attorney, Sefakor Batse, told the court, that the remaining two convicts deserve to be behind bars.

“On the evaluation of the evidence available in the docket referred to the AG’s Office on the matter, the AG has directed that Ismaila Ali Musah and Abdul Karim Yakubu be charged with possessing explosives and firearms without lawful authority,” he argued.

Background:

The grenades, amounting to 7 pieces were captured in camera as the men stood with handcuffs on. So far, it remains unknown who these men are affiliated with and what terrorist organisation their operate for as there are high suspicions they could be linked to the terrorist group, ISIS.

Police arrest men with bombs at Odorkor in Accra Police officials are also yet to confirm the intentions of these men for possessing these bombs and also how they got arrested but information from the police at Odorkor show one of the men is linked to ISIS in Libya.

So far, suspicions of a probable terrorist attack are not confirmed but this development follows the previous call on the government to take a closer look at national security against terror attacks in the country.

Earlier reports prove how investigations by the Libyan government show how Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Eritrea, had between 50 and 100 of its citizens in the militant group.

The revelation by the Libyan government followed an argument by ranking member on parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that Ghana ranks among the highest countries with IS recruits in Libya.

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