Court remands Unemployed Man for possessing AK47 Ammunition

Court remands Unemployed Man for possessing AK47 Ammunition

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A Circuit Court in Accra has remanded an Unemployed Man into lawful custody for possessing AK47 ammunition without lawful authority to own them.

According to the Prosecution, the Accused, Dauda Musah Asamare, on the 25th of December, 2015, at the Independence Square (Black Star Square) in Accra, had in his possession eighteen (18) AK47 ammunition and three (3) A.A.A. cartridges without lawful permission.

Dauda Musah was as a result charged with the offence of possessing ammunition without lawful authority, but the Accused in his preliminary statement denied the offence leveled against him by the police when he appeared before his Honour, Aboagye Tandoh in court.

The Accused, who had been remanded into lawful custody for more than month will reappear before court on Monday, the 22nd of February, 2016.

Background to the Case

Narrating the facts of the case, the prosecutor, DSP Patience Mario told the court that the Complainants are from the Marine Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Tema, while the Accused, Dauda Musah Asmare hails from Zebila in the Upper East region.

The Police Officer stated that on the 25th of December, 2015, the Complainants were on patrol along the shore of Independence Square and had information that the Accused was in possession of AK47 ammunition. DSP Mario added that the Complainants proceeded to the scene and arrested the Accused together with 18 pieces of AK47 and three (3) A.A.A. ammunition concealed in the Accused person’s bag, adding that the Accused was handed over to the police of the Ministries Police Station and later sent to the Regional Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D.) in Accra for further investigation.

‘In the Accused person’s Caution Statement, he admitted the offence and stated among other things that the ammunition given to him were given to him by one Kwame as a pledge of GHÈ»100.00 cedis on a promise that when he brings the money, he will give back his ammunition’, the Police Officer said.

DSP Mario further indicated that the Accused said his friend, Kwame helped him in 2014 to acquire a mobile money container at Bantama, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region but does not know Kwame’s whereabouts, adding that investigation of the case continues.