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Police arrest two with 500 rounds of ammunition at Agbogbloshie

The Greater Accra Police command have arrested two persons who allegedly had in their possession 500 rounds of ammunition at Old Fadama in Accra.

The Police are still investigating the suspects to ascertain whether or not they were involved in the recent violence in the area which claimed two lives.

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The Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge addressing the press said the two suspects, Imoro Abdul Wahab, 25, a scrap dealer, and Kwaku Amankwa, 58, who claims to be a registered arms dealer, were involved in a transaction which saw the scrap dealer purchase the ammunition valued at GHc 1,000.

Abdul Wahab was arrested first, and subsequently led the police to the second suspect at a place called Arena in Accra.

“The police retrieved 250 rounds of BB cartridges and 250 rounds of AA cartridges summing up to the 500 pieces of cartridges.

“Both suspects are being detained for investigations, and shall soon be put before the court when our investigations and the intent has been established,” ASP Tenge said.

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Last week a bloody clash happened at Old Fadama between the Kokombas and the Dagombas.

Eyewitnesses who spoke to said the joint military and police team that was deployed to the place to maintain law and order ended up fleeing due to the intensity of the clash

Some locally manufactured weapons were retrieved from some of the members of the two factions in the wake of the riot, according to the Police.

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