The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested two persons in their mid-70s for their alleged involvement in the manufacture and distribution of weapons to criminals.
The suspects are seventy-six-year-old Richard Kwame Asare and Kojo Tetteh, 74, who are professional blacksmiths and residents of Pakro near Adawso in the Akuapem North Municipality.
They were arrested for allegedly manufacturing locally made pistols for criminals in the area at a fee.
The two suspects were arrested based on intelligence.
The Police retrieved six locally manufactured pistols and 8 single barrel guns.
The Eastern Regional Police PRO, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, confirmed the arrest saying
“The suspects will be charged for possession of firearms and put before the court to face the full rigors of the law. We are pursuing the persons who have benefited from this criminal venture.”
“Very soon, we will zero in on some of these persons who have benefited from this criminal venture, i.e, persons who have bought locally manufactured pistols and these types of guns from these persons.”