The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has taken over investigations into the retrieval of two AK-47 assault rifles from seven persons at Jantong-Daboase, near Salaga in the Northern Region.
The seven persons including Mohammed Saani Muftaw, 22; Issah Suale, 22; Ibrahim Iddrisu Wunpini, 50, who were arrested in connection with the case have been transferred to the CID Headquarters in Accra for further investigations.
The names of four other suspects who were said to have been arrested at the chief’s palace were not released by the police.
The suspect terrorists were said to have in their possession, a computer and a laptop alleged to contain pictures and training materials of the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as how the ISIS gruesomely decapitate its victims.
They are believed to be involved in recruiting and indoctrinating young people on issues bordering on Islamic extremism which has lately made the headlines.
According to the police, Muftaw and Suale were earlier arrested at Jantong-Daboase on a motorbike with a sack containing two AK 47 assault rifles by some residents of the village on December 24, 2015 and sent to the chief’s palace at Salaga.
During interrogation, Muftaw and Suale allegedly said they were going to learn how to use the AK 47 assault rifles.
Wunpini, another suspect went to the chief’s palace to plead for the release of the two young men.
Mr Ebenezer Tetteh of the Northern regional police command, who confirmed the story to the Daily Graphic, said the four other men arrested at the chief’s palace when it all pointed out that they were there on a suspicious motive. They could not explain why they were at the palace, especially so when they had nothing doing there.
It was in subsequent investigations that established that the suspects lived at Lamashegu, a suburb of the Tamale metropolis.