The Bono East Regional Police Command has arrested five persons alleged to be in the business of illegally manufacturing guns in Kintampo. The arrest followed an intelligence-led operation aimed at breaking into the criminal enterprise in the region.
A statement from the police said several implements used for manufacturing weapons have been retrieved from two “criminal enterprises. Manufacturing guns without appropriate licenses in Ghana is against the Arms and Ammunitions Act of 1972.
The Public Relations Officer for the Bono East Regional Command, ASP Amponsa Bosie Dankwa, said 43 pieces of gun butts which were to be turned into fully functioning rifles, gun barrels, and ammunition were confiscated from the criminal enterprises.
He said twenty-two short pieces of wood and other implements used in the manufacturing of weapons were retrieved from suspects Akordzi Emmanuel, Abdul-Rashid Sumani, and Abdul-Fatawu Issaka.
However, the suspects alleged that they were keeping the exhibits for their master, one Yahya who is at large.” “Suspect Ibrahim Kadr also mentioned suspect Richard Duako as the owner of the exhibits which were retrieved from him. Presently, all suspects are in custody while the exhibits have been retained for further investigations.