By Ola Adeola
Ghanaian Police have arrested two Nigerians for possessing unlicensed arms, ammunition, and on suspicion they planned to commit a crime. The suspected Nigerians – Samuel Okechuku, a trader, and Uche Ike, a labourer – were, at the time of their arrest, said to have an AK47 Assault Rifle, 13 rounds of ammunitions, one jacket, cellotape and a mask.
According to reports, some people, who had gone to watch football match at a viewing centre at Tudu area, suspected the two men and reported the suspects to the police.
The police said the unnamed complainants sighted the two men on a motorcycle, with Samuel carrying the bag in which the items were found. The complainants reportedly gave the two a hot chase, but couldn’t meet up with them. However, one of the suspects, Samuel, dropped the bag he was carrying. They were also said to have abandoned their motorcycle before taking to their heels.
Uche and Samuel were later on 10 November, seven days after they were sighted, arrested and arraigned in court.
In their caution statement, Uche denied the offence, but Samuel stated that, he visited a friend at Agbogblosie, but he did not see him.
He said he decided to attend to nature’s call in a bush nearby and on the way found the bag and picked it. He said he called Uche, who had a motorbike, to pick him to Tudu to have fun, and on the way, they were chased by the complainant.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges, but they were remanded by the Court, presided over by Aboagye Tandoh.