The Ghana Police Service has refuted claims that some Police officers broke into the house of one Ernesto Taricone of Trasacco Limited.
According to the Police, investigations were conducted into alleged land guard activities at Adjiriganor, a suburb of Accra, which led to the arrest of five suspects, namely: Akuribilla Annanfo, Razak Seidu, Abdulla Abdul Fatau, Baah Samuel, and Francis Agbevedor, as well as the retrieval of a Mossberg pump action gun loaded with ten rounds of BB cartridges from them.
A statement issued by the Police Service said the suspects were on the 26th of this month, arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court on charges of conspiracy to commit crime and engaging in land guard activities.
They were remanded by the court into police custody to reappear on 30th August 2022.
The statement noted that in the course of the investigation, it emerged that one Ian Morris of Trasacco Limited, contracted the suspects to undertake their illegal activities, and a bench warrant was issued by the court for his arrest. The Police acting on information that the suspect was at the residence of Ernesto Taricone, visited the house to execute the warrant.
It stressed that upon arrival at the house, the Police were informed by an occupant of the house, that Ian Morris was not at the residence at the time. The officers therefore left a message for him, Morris to report to the Police.
The statement added that the Police will continue to look for him to execute the warrant. The Police Service is thus urging the public to disregard allegations of forceful entry by their officers and the purported use of commandoes.