Following a tipp-off, the police in Kumasi on Tuesday retrieved two AK 47 and 179 ammunitions from a bush at Trede, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The police had earlier on, had information that some armed robbers had hidden the guns at a spot in the Trede bush and were preparing for an operation later in the evening.
DCOP Mr Kofi Boakye, the regional commander of police told newsmen that following the information, the police laid ambush at a spot in wait for the suspected robbers.
However, strangely enough, he said, instead of the robbers turning up, the bush where the arms were hidden caught fire and the ammunitions started exploding.
The police quickly went in to douse the burning weapons and could only retrieve, two AK 47’s and 179 ammunitions with the rest burnt.
DCOP Boakye wondered the kind of operation the robbers intended going on with that large weaponry. It is believed they recent swoop on a man who sold illegal guns in the Kumasi metropolis might have triggered the arms being hidden in the bush.
Kofi Boakye advised people with illegal arms to voluntarily hand them over to the police before the police called on them.
He told newsmen that the people have started volunteering information to the police which was a good omen.
Moro Sata, a 72-year-old Burkinabe resident in Ghana was arrested in connection with the massive seizure of ammunitions in Kumasi, only two days ago by the Kumasi police in a house at Akwatia Line, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.