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Driver remanded for possessing firearms

An Accra Circuit Court on Friday remanded until March 8, one Fataw Fuseini, a 25 year old driver for possessing firearms and threatening one Suleiman Alhassan with a gun.

Fatwa was remanded, even though his plea was not taken, because of the lack of a Dagbani interpreter at the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

Police Chief Inspector, Kwabena Adu, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant Suleiman is a scrap dealer and lives at Agbogbloshie, whilst the accused is a driver who also lives at Agbogbloshie.

He said on February 19, at about 1245 hours the complainant was at his work place around Sikkens company at Agbogbloshie, when Fataw came to the yard with his tri—cycle full of rubbish to dump.

He said the complainant told the accused not to dump the rubbish in the yard, since the elders of the yard had given warning to all around not to dump rubbish in and around the place.

The prosecution said Fataw became offended, left the tri-cycle in the yard, went to call five others now at large armed with a locally manufactured pistol and attacked the complainant.

The accused pulled a pistol from his pocket, but the complainant held his hand and with assistance of the complainant’s brothers, the accused was overpowered and the pistol taken from him.

Mr Adu told the court that, a spot search conducted on Fataw revealed six ‘AAA’ live cartridges.

He was handed over to the Agbogbloshie Police together with the pistol and the cartridges.

In the course of investigations, the case was transferred to Regional Criminal Investigation Department, Accra for further investigations.

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