Ho: Three in police grips for illegal possession of firearms

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The Ho District Magistrate Court 1 has remanded into police custody three persons, Nervis Otu Laryea, Ebenezer Osei, and Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak for illegally possessing firearms.

They are to assist with investigations for their possession of three foreign pistols with 40 rounds of 9mm ammunition, two Toshiba laptops and 27 assorted mobiles phones.

The three suspects were arrested with the items on July 6, 2021, by a police patrol team along the Kpando-Have road in the Volta region.

The suspects Nervis Otu Laryea, 33, Ebenezer Osei aged 38 and Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, aged 37 were on board a Toyota Corolla with registration number AC 1621-18 which was intercepted by a police Rapid Deployment Force patrol team.

All twenty-seven mobile phones have price tags, while other items including two hoody pullovers-black and green were also retrieved from the suspects’ bags.

During police interrogation, suspect Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak told police that he obtained the mobile phones from a man he does not know at Alavanyo Wudidi in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta region.

The suspect also failed to provide any receipts issued for the transaction.

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