- The Ghana Police Service has mounted a hunt for an AK-47-weilding young man
- A video making rounds showed the man firing rounds of the automatic rifle into the air
- According to reports, the actions of the young man was to usher in the new year
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The Ghana Police Service has placed a GHC 5,000 bounty on a young man captured in video footage firing several shots suspected AK 47 at ANC Mall, East Legon on the last day of 2021.
The video shows the man holding the gun with only his right hand, pointing it upwards and firing it indiscriminately into the air.
While still firing the gunshots, another young man ran from the scene to hug him and they both burst into laughter.
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Well, while they may have thought that they were celebrating a successful crossover into 2022, the police have taken a serious view of their conduct and declared him wanted.
In a statement posted on its social media platforms, the law enforcement agency said “it is a crime to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).”
It is, therefore, seeking the help of the public to locate, arrest and prosecute the young man for his widely condemned conduct.
“The Police have intercepted a video in which a young man is seen firing several shots of a firearm suspected to be AK 47 at ANC Mall, East Legon, last night, December 31, 2021, purportedly to welcome the new year.
“The Police have taken a serious stance against the actions of the young man since it is a crime to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).
“The Police Administration after reviewing the video footage has placed an amount of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00) as a bounty for anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest to face prosecution,” the police statement reads.
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