Moro Sata, a 72-year-old Burkinabe resident in Ghana has been arrested in connection with the massive seizure of ammunitions in Kumasi.
The old man was arrested by the Kumasi police in a house at Akwatia Line, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Ashanti regional police commander DCOP, Nathan Kofi Boakye told the media on Monday that a search conducted in the suspects rooms showed " 11 AK47, 10 G3, 45 automatic sidearm, nine-millimetre AK47 tracer ammunition, 45 automatic G3 ammunition, eight firing pin, and one clocking handing. The rest are one AAA ammunition, five 12.7-millimetre ammunition and one machine gun.”
DCOP Kofi Boakye said their initial investigations have revealed that Moro received his supplies West African countries including Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Niger.
“We are assuring the general public that we will do all that it takes to preserve the peace that we are enjoying today. We need the public to cooperate with us and give us information that will lead to criminals and their arsenals,” he assured.
According to the police commander investigations indicate that the weapons were to be sold on the Ghanaian market.
He also revealed that four armed robbers who buy from Moro have been arrested too.
Meanwhile, residents of Kumasi are living in fear following the interception of over 100 unlicensed guns by the Police in a special operation dubbed ‘Father Christmas’.