King Manuel, 37, an alleged Personal Assistant (PA) of Nii Ahene Numoo III of Abola, in Accra, has been remanded into lawful police custody for possession of firearm and ammunition.
King Manuel was remanded last Tuesday by an Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Her Honour Afia Owusuaa Appiah, to reappear before it today.
The accused was arrested on August 8, 2022 at about 3:00 pm, by the Alpha Swat Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command, during the sprinkling of ‘Kpokpoi’ to mark the Homowo celebration by the Abola Piam, one of the royal gates of the Ga people,.
The court was told by Chief Inspector Samuel Ahinbor that a search conducted on King Manuel revealed one unregistered Huntington Beach CA – a USA pistol with serial number 91175 – with one empty magazine, three live cartridges of AA short 32g, BB 32g Supreme and Zuber Blank Cartridge 70 sound.
C/Inspt Ahinbor further indicated to the court that during interrogation, King claimed ownership of the pistol and stated that he acquired it from his boss and relative called Uncle.
The prosecuting officer pleaded with the court to remand the accused, as investigation is still ongoing to arrest the said Uncle.