23 Apr 2018

3 Police Officers Arrested For Renting Out Guns

Three police officers stationed at the Weija District Police Commander have been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, Anti Robbery Squad for allegedly hiring out their assigned AK47 rifles to armed robbers.

A source close to the police has told Adom News that the police officers who work at Kokrobite and Weija, hired the guns to the robbers over the weekend for robbery.
Image - Police AK47 gun
AK47 is the most common gun used by Ghanaian police

A man close to the Weija District Police Command (name withheld) said after the police officers handed over the guns to the robbers, they were involved in a serious accident on their way for the alleged robbery activities.

The source said the robbers had to be rescued by an ex-police officer who overheard the suspects saying they had left their guns behind, causing him to prompt the police.

The full names of the suspects are not yet known but the source said two of them go by the names Biggie and Stanley.

Weija District Police Commander, DSP Joseph Afuakpah told Adom News’ Kofi Adjei that the incidence was a big blow to them but said he wasn’t in the position to further speak to the matter as it was now in the hands of the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

DSP Joseph Afuakpah, however, said the case, including the three police officers, have been handed over to the Regional Police Command for further investigations.

Source: Adomonline

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