Man Jailed 3yrs For Possession Of Ammunition
By Helena Selby
The convict, Richard Kwame Dzabah, was arrested by some police officers in the middle of the night, in possession of one locally manufactured pistol, seven BB 4.1 cartridges, three screw drivers, one cutter, one flash light and two lighters.
He was charged with possession of firearms and ammunitions without lawful authority and possessing instrument intended or adapted for unlawful entry.
He pleaded guilty to the second count, possession of ammunitions before the court, presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri and the first count, possession of firearms was, however, dropped by the prosecution as being ineffective.
The facts of the case are that on February 15, 2013, at about 4:30am, two police officers, namely Lance Corporal Elvis Opoku and Lance Corporal Gyapong from Monitors Unit Accra were returning from duty.
The prosecutor, DSP Patrick Mokeh told the court that on reaching the main post office in Accra, they spotted the convict with a black bag behind him, as a result of which they became suspicious about his demeanor and asked him to stop.
According to him, a search conducted on him revealed one locally manufactured pistol, seven BB 4.1 cartridges, three screw drivers, one cutter, one flash light and two lighters.
DSP Mokeh stated that the Dzabah was arrested and sent to the Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Accra for investigation, where he claimed ownership in his caution statement, of all the items found in his bag.
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