Man arrested in Mampong for dealing in offensive weapons

Man arrested in Mampong for dealing in offensive weapons

Kwame Afrifa, a 49-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly dealing in offensive weapons in Mampong.

Man arrested in Mampong for dealing in offensive weapons

Police arrest man with offensive weapons

Kwame was picked up last Friday upon a tip-off for dealing in pepper sprays, teasers and flashlight shockers without authority.

At a press briefing in Kumasi on Monday, ACP Osei Ampofo-Duku, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, said the suspect was arrested on May 6, 2016 at Asante Mampong after a search in his shop; which is opposite the Anglican Church in Mampong.

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ACP Osei Ampofo-Doku said the police found 77 pieces of self-defence flashlights with shockers; 50 pieces of American style NATO super-paralisant pepper spray; 29 pieces of Lachrymater elector GA577 pepper spray and 20 pieces of 2012 night flashlight with shocker.

Man arrested in Mampong for dealing in offensive weapons

The weapons found by the police in Kwame Afrifa's shop

ACP Ampofo-Doku, the items found could only be sold by authorised and licensed arms and ammunition dealers since they were purely military equipment and since the suspect could not produce his permit to have them, it was criminal to keep them.

He said the suspect would be sent to Accra together with the exhibits for further investigations.

The deputy regional commander explained that some criminals in the region had been using the pepper sprays and teasers to disarm their victims and rob them of their items and as such there ought to be a check on the sale and usage of such items.

 

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