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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Source: GNA

Nigerian threatens money dealer with freak gun.

Aflao, Aug 21, GNA- A Nigerian who threatened to blow up the head of a currency dealer with a pistol that turned out to be a phone, was last Friday arraigned at the Aflao Circuit Court charged with threatening.

Gabriel Ajisafe, 22, pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to re-appear again on August 30, this year.

Miss Mary Assan, Inspector of Police at Aflao told the court presided over by Group-Captain Martin Obeng-Ntim, (Rtd), that Ajisafe arrived at Aflao from Nigeria on his way to Accra at around 1900 hours on August 12, this year.

She said Ajisafe approached Kodzo Treve, the complainant, who is a currency dealer to change some Nigerian Naira for Ghanaian Cedis. Miss Assan said Treve was not able to change the whole of the amount Ajisafe wanted and so he referred him to a colleague dealer nearby. She said Ajisafe was however not happy with the arrangements made by Treve and started complaining and in the process pulled brought out the said pistol, threatening to blow off the head of Treve, but was restrained by bystanders. Miss Assan said the border security was alerted and they picked up Ajisafe.

She said when they inspected the weapon, it was found to be a freak, in fact a pistol like shaped mobile phone. Miss Assan said the contraption receives and make calls as any other cell phones but looked just like a pistol.

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