The suspects- Nene SackiteyAsare,42, a fisherman, and NiiAddo, 34,a trader – all residents of Somanya, were arrested for unlawful possession of weapon.
Briefing The Chronicle yesterday in Accra, the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Patrick Timbilla, said on August 5, 2012, the two suspects,Nene Sackitey and NiiAddo, hired a taxi from Somanya to Weija.
On reaching Wieja, the two suspects asked the driver to park at a nearby drinking spot. He said at the drinking spot, both the taxi driver and one of the suspects took a bottle of malt, whilst the other took ‘Alomo bitters.’
According to the taxi driver, whilst they were sipping the malt and Alomo bitters, one of the suspects, Nene SackiteyAsare, went out and brought a bowl of kenkey and fish for them to eat.
DCOP Timbilla noted that the driver, who was very suspicious of their movements, immediately went out to sit in his car without eating the food.
He said whilst the driver was waiting for them, he quickly alerted a passerby about the movements of the two suspects.
According to driver, the man told him to be very careful, and that he should open a bag they had left in the car to see the content. He did as the man said, and found a weapon in the bag. The man further advised him to report it to the police.
He stated the driver pretended that his car had a fault and quickly alerted the police. Upon seeing the police, the suspects took to their heels and left behind the bag containing the weapon.
The police later retrieved the bag together with an AK 47 rifle with a serial number AZ 7437 with double loaded ammunition.
He indicated that on August 6, 2012, the taxi driver, together with a team of police personnel from the Regional Headquarters, led by the WeijaCrime Officer ASP Alex Kwarteng, went to the hideout of the suspects at Somanya.
Upon seeing the police, suspect NiiAddo tried to escape the second time, but unfortunately the police shot him inthe leg.
He is currently on admission at the Police Hospital receiving treatment.
During a search, one silver revolver with 7 pieces of ammunition was retrieved on them. Meanwhile, the police are still investigating the case.
Source Ghanaian Chronicle