By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, Jan 16, GNA – An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday remanded one Iddrisu Tanko for possessing fire arms without lawful authority.
Iddrisu, who was said to have in his possession one locally manufactured pistol pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh remanded him into police custody to reappear on January 30.
Presenting the facts of the case, Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the court that the complainant is Inspector Thomas Napol in-charge of the Regional Alpha Swat Six Team, while the accused Iddrisu is a mason and resides at Kadjebi in the Volta Region.
He said on January 7, the Police had information that the accused who had been terrorizing people in the Konkomba Market in Accra had in his possession a pistol and was planning to embark on a robbery expedition.
He said the Police proceeded to the scene and arrested Iddrisu where he led the Police to his room and when a search was conducted, a locally manufactured pistol concealed in his bag was retrieved.
Inspector Ahiabor said the accused person after interrogation denied knowledge of the gun and said he lived at Kadjebi and only visited a brother by name Kennedy at the market the previous day before his arrest.
He said Iddrisu further said that, the room in which the weapon was found was the habitat of one Horse Belly now at large who asked him to stay there temporally until he locates his brother.
The prosecution said the police are making efforts to get Horse Belly arrested.