A&C Mall trigger-happy soldier could be sacked or have rank reduced - Acting GAF PRO

A&C Mall trigger-happy soldier could be sacked or have rank reduced - Acting GAF PRO

  • The military man who was caught on camera discharging firearms on December 31st at the A&C mall could be sacked
  • According to the acting PRO of the Ghana Armed Forces, Commander Andy La-Anyane, he could also have his rank reduced
  • Commander La-Anyane said until investigations are concluded and allegations against him against reasonable doubt, he would not be spared

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Trigger-happy military officer who is in police grips for his indiscriminate use of firearms in a public place, Flight Sergeant Nicholas Owusu Frimpong, could possibly face outright dismissal or have his rank reduced.

The Ghana Armed Forces have given the assurance that Flt. Sergeant Frimpong will not be shielded or let scot-free if he is found guilty of the allegations.

The Acting Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Armed Forces, Commander Andy La-Anyane in a report filed by Graphic.com.gh, said once the investigation is done, Flt. Sergeant Frimpong could face the above punishments.

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Military man arrested for shooting in the air at A&C mall could be sacked or have rank reduced - Acting GAF PRO
Flight Sergeant Nicholas Owusu Frimpong Photo credit: Pulse IG
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"...we have a lot of disciplinary things that we can take up but I don't want us to jump the gun.... it ranges from a reduction in rank to even dismissal, that is the highest...".

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It is an offense to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).

Man spotted firing AK-47 at A&C in viral video to usher in 2022 arrested

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ghana Police Service has announced the arrest of Flt. Sergeant Nicholas Owusu Frimpong in connection with the discharge of a firearm at the A&C Mall, East Legon, on Friday, December 31, 2021.

The suspect was arrested courtesy of a collaboration between the Police and the Military Police. This followed a Police investigation into a viral video that showed a man firing several shots of a firearm at the A&C Mall in Accra.

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3 teenagers responsible for burning of naval officer in Sekondi charged and remanded

"The suspect, Flt. Sergeant Nicholas Owusu is currently detained by the Military Police whilst investigations continue," the Police statement said.

3 teenagers responsible for burning of naval officer in Sekondi remanded

In other news, the three teenage Senior High School (SHS) students, who were arrested for allegedly burning the Naval officer who was operating as a bolt driver have been remanded into police custody.

The court has adjourned the case to Tuesday, January 14, 2022.

According to a Citinewsroom report, the three boys were slapped with several criminal charges by a Sekondi District Court.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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