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Driver remanded for possessing firearms

March 4, 2018 8:41 AM
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An Accra Circuit Court on Friday, remanded one Fataw Fuseini, a 25-year-old driver for possessing firearms and threatening one Suleiman Alhassan with a gun until March 8.

Fataw was remanded, even though his plea was not taken, because of the lack of a Dagbani interpreter at the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector, Kwabena Adu, told the court that the complainant, Suleiman, is a scrap dealer who lives at Agbogbloshie, whilst the accused is a driver from the same area.

He said on February 19, at about 12:45pm the complainant was at his work place around the Sikkens company at Agbogbloshie, when Fataw came to the yard with his tricycle full of rubbish to dump there.

He said the complainant told the accused not to dump the rubbish in the yard, since the elders of the yard had warned persons living in the area not to dump rubbish in and around the place.

The prosecution said Fataw became offended, left the tricycle in the yard, went to call five others, who are currently on the run, armed with a locally manufactured pistol and attacked the complainant.

The accused pulled a pistol from his pocket, but the complainant held his hand and with the assistance of the complainant’s brothers, the accused was overpowered and the pistol taken from him.

Mr Adu told the court that, a spot search conducted on Fataw revealed six ‘AAA’ live cartridges.

He was handed over to the Agbogbloshie Police, together with the pistol and the cartridges.

In the course of investigations, the case was transferred to Regional Criminal Investigation Department, Accra for further investigations.


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