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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 8 January 2019


Gun, ammunition intercepted on Metro Mass bus

The Police in the Volta Region last Sunday has intercepted a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus carrying one SMG rifle and 2,100 ammunition.

The bus, with registration number GR 4417-12, which was headed for Kpasa in the Volta Region was believed to have been transporting the gun and ammunitions to troubled Chereponi in the Northern Region.

According to the Nkwanta District Commander of Police, ASP William Ayensu Asare, the Nkwanta Command had intensified vigilance on the roads, as they suspected their routes could be used as a conduit in transporting arms into the conflict-ridden Chereponi area.

He said, three officers, namely Inspector Linus Akpatsa, Lance Cpl. Michael Appiah and Cpl. Benjamin Andoh, who were on duty at one of the checkpoints in Nkwanta searched the metro mass and discovered the items.

He said the driver of the bus claimed that the items were given to him as a parcel to be delivered to some persons in Kpasa.

The driver and conductor of the bus are currently in police custody and will be prepared for court on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.