A 40-year old man has been arrested for the trafficking, possessing and illegal sale of offensive weapons in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, THE PUBLISHER has gathered.
The man, Abubakari Mahama, was grabbed by the Police in Kumasi and landed into double trouble when he attempted bribing his captors with a cash amount of GHC3,500.
The suspect was in possession of AK47 assault rifle, 56 rounds of ammunitions and 2 empty magazines, concealed in a sack, by the police on Saturday.
The Kumasi Highway Patrol team arrested Mahama on the Kumasi to Obuasi highway on Saturday afternoon, around 1pm.
Mahama and his driver, Ibrahim Owusu Sekyere, 37, were in a Toyota Salon car, registered AS 1108-17, in which the weapons were kept, when they were nabbed.
In his caution statement, Mahama admitted ownership of the offensive weapons and disclosed that he was to sell them in Kumasi for a fee.
He said one Amadu Yakubu, 51, from Yamoransa near Cape Coast, who is also in police grips now, supplied the weapons to him.
ASP Juliana Obeng, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, said Amadu Yakubu was also arrested at Kumasi on Sunday, where he had visited to collect monies of the weapons.
She said Yakubu told the Police that he got the weapons from neighboring Cote D’Ivoire, when that country suffered a civil war, some years ago.
The Police PRO stated that the suspects are in Police grips and they would be arraigned after investigations are completed.
Source: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher