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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 9 January 2019


Armed driver abandons car, escapes into the bush on seeing police

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Officers of the Western Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Department of the Ghana Police Service have intercepted an unregistered Toyota Rav4 vehicle with a pistol and ammunition on the Takoradi - Cape Coast highway after its driver abandoned it and escaped into the bush.

At about 6 am Wednesday, personnel of the unit stopped the unregistered vehicle with trade plate No.DV 40A-2018 at Shama Kumasi, near Shama Junction.

Sources at the Regional MTTD Command said the driver on seeing the police abandoned the car, took to his heels and entered the nearby bush.

A search in the car by the police revealed the pistol, two fully loaded magazines with 7 rounds of live ammunition each.

A total of 23 AAA ammunitions, six rolls of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp concealed in a phone cover, a bunch of keys and two temporary driver’s license bearing the names of Andoh Bismarck and Quansah Benjamin Abeku were also discovered.

The vehicle and all exhibits have been sent to the regional MTTD office in Sekondi, while the Regional CID has taken over investigations.

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