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Grenade Suspects Face High Court


Two persons arrested with unauthorized explosives and firearms in Accra has committed for trial at the High Court.

One of the suspects is said to have links with international terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), although the Police in Ghana are yet to officially confirm that suspicion.

The two were committed for trial at the High Courts by an Accra Central District Court.

The action follows the Attorney-General’s (AG’s) decision to officially charge two of the three suspects.

They are Ismaili Ali Musah, 30, an Arabic Teacher in Lybia; Abdul Karim, a Filling Station Attendant and Osmani Alhassan an onion seller.

Ms. Sefakor Batsa at the last court date told the Court that the AG per the valuation of the case docket has decided to drop the charges against Alhassan.

According to the State Attorney, the AG has instructed that Ali and Karim be charged with possession of explosives and firearms.

The Police reportedly found seven grenades of varied species in the custody of Abdul Karim who cooperated with investigations to arrest his two other accomplices

Karim was arrested at Odorkor, a community in Accra and subsequently handed over to the police.

The Prosecutor, ACP Fredrick Adjei had earlier told the court to remand the accused persons into police custody while further investigations into the matter continue.

ACP Adjei indicated that the police have to investigate how the accused persons came by the explosives and what they wanted to do with them.

The Court further heard that the said explosives are part of ammunition belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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