The Kasoa Divisional Police Command nabbed two Nigerians in possession of an AK 47 assault rifle and 48 rounds of ammunition.
The suspects, Ikena Chiwetalu (38) and Christian Odikah (34), were apprehended on July 13 during a regular stop and search operation conducted by police patrols on the Kasoa-Amansaman main route at Lamptey.
During the search, officers saw a sprinter bus moving towards Kasoa from Amasaman, according to police sources.
The bus carried five male adults, including the driver and his companion. The behavior of three passengers piqued the police team’s interest, causing them to undertake a comprehensive check.
During the search, bundled leaves presumed to contain narcotics were discovered in Ikena Chiwetalu’s pocket. An AK-47 assault rifle, a magazine filled with 28 live ammo, and another 20 live ammunition stashed in a dove body lotion container were discovered during further investigation of the car.
These goods were stashed beneath the seat in a black backpack.
“The driver and his mate also pointed out the suspects, along with one other Nigerian, as owners of the bag pack, whom they claimed boarded the vehicle from Amasaman train line,” the driver of the car, Kofi, told Citi News.
While one of the suspects escaped, the other two are being prepared for court and will be held for additional investigation.
The Kasoa Akweley Magistrate Court has convicted the two accused persons to serve 24 months each on narcotics-related charges.
The court has adjourned the substantive case to allow the police to complete their investigation and prosecution at a higher court, as it does not have jurisdiction over such serious matters.