- Four pump action guns and over 70 live cartridges have been intercepted in the Eastern region
- The police made the interception at Adeiso
- The consignment reportedly belongs to a sand winning company
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Police in the Eastern Region have intercepted pump action guns and several live cartridges from a vehicle at Adeiso, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
The interception comes at a time the country seems to be experiencing heightened insecurity.
According to a report sighted on Starrfm.com.gh, the guns and the live cartridges were intercepted from a Mitsubishi Pickup with registration number GE 7191-19.
The driver of the vehicle, Klutse Kofi, has since been detained. The car reportedly belongs to a sand winning company. A search of the car led the police to find four Pump Action guns with 78 live cartridges.
Confirming the operation, the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police said the suspect told police that the weapons belonged to Sammertide Construction and Sand Winning Company.
Okyenhene's mining task force shot two persons
This is coming on the back of reports that members of a local mining task force have reportedly shot two people at Adeiso in the Upper West Akyim District of the Eastern Region.
They are Razak Hassan, 25, and Bright Apaw, 30.
According to a report sighted on Myjoyonline.com, the two are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
The Adeiso Police command has so far arrested three persons in connection with the shooting.
The local task force, which Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, set up, reportedly invaded several land-winning concessions and unleashed mayhem on workers after they had resisted them.
The task force was created to aid the government's effort in fighting illegal mining in every form by the Okyenhene.
The local anti-illegal mining task force has been accused of stealing cash of more than ¢90,000 after they attacked the concession and the workers, Myjoyonline.com reports.
Recounting his ordeal at the hands of the task force, one of the concession owners, Samuel Ato Forson, claimed that members of the unit intimidated and extorted money from workers on the concessions they stormed.
He further claimed that the police retrieved AK-47 assault rifles, ammunition, police and military uniforms, and other accoutrements when they searched their vehicles.
Atewa galamseyers granted bail
In the meantime, the illegal miners arrested in the Atewa Forest were granted bail.
The Koforidua Circuit Court' B' admitted each of them to bail of GHc350,000 with two sureties to be justified, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.
It will be recalled the 32 accused persons took the nation by surprise when they said they were sanctioned to mine in the Atewa forest by the presidency.
They made the bombshell disclosure on Monday, May 24, 2021, after the court presided by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei denied them bail, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.
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The court presided by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei granted the 32 accused persons bail after the prosecution expressed no opposition to their bail request.
Dickson Donkor, an assistant State Attorney, who is the lead prosecuting officer in the case, told the court during the hearing on June 8, 2021, that the charge sheet had been substituted; thus, the state has no opposition to plea for bail for the accused by the defence counsel.
The case has been adjourned to July 7, 2021.
Starrfm.com.gh reports that the accused persons erupted into a jubilant mood, singing praises to God.
"Y3 da woase ooo yeyi woay3 ohene k3seiii Hallelujah, who say man no dey," some of them were heard saying