The Western Regional Police command has, through an intelligence led operation, arrested three suspects for being in possession of firearms without lawful authority and acts of vigilantism at Wassa Japa near Wassa Akropong in the region.
The operation was done on Monday, March 27, 2023,
The names of the three suspects, were given as Godfred Appiah alias Nana Kobina Gyan, Isaac Amoako alias Nana Owusu and Theophilus Yeboah alias Fire.
The suspects have subsequently been hauled before the Tarkwa Circuit Court where have been remanded into police custody to re-appear on April 6, 2023.
The suspects were arrested following an investigation into a viral video on social media in which one person was seen shooting at another and threatening violence.
The Police operation initially led to the arrest of the prime suspect, Godfred Appiah who was seen in the video firing the weapon.
Further Police investigation led to the arrest of suspects Theophilus Yeboah and Isaac Amoako, who the investigation revealed as the owner and supplier of the said weapon.
A search conducted at the residence of suspect Isaac Amoako led to the retrieval of four pump action shotguns including 24 AAA-refilled cartridges. He could not produce documents to cover three of the weapons.
According to a statement from the police, efforts are currently underway to get other accomplices in connection with the case arrested to face justice.