Illegal possession Mason jailed for possessing firearms

In addition, he is to pay GH₡ 1,200 or in default serve six month imprisonment.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced Abotse Yohanes, a mason, to a month imprisonment for possessing fire arms without lawful authority.

In addition, he is to pay GH₡ 1,200 or in default serve six month imprisonment.

Abotse was convicted on his own plea. Earlier, the convict pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of causing unlawful damage.

The court presided over by Justice Francis Obiri, in delivering the judgement said the convict did not waste the court’s time and also showed remorse.

Meanwhile, the court has withdrawn a bench warrant for the arrest of one Samuel Akugre, an Operations Officer, who allegedly aided and abetted Aboste.

Samuel, who reported himself to the Police, presented a medical report to the court.

He has since been granted bail in the sum of GH₡ 10,000 with two sureties.

Prosecuting, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Moses Atibilla told the court that the complainant in the case is a Chief at Brekusu.

He said the complainant has a parcel of land at Abokobi and recently constructed a fence wall around it.

Sometime in June, Samuel met Aboste and asked him to demolish the fence wall, indicating that he [Samuel] company owns the land.

On June 13, Abotse, who lives close to the site, pulled down the fence wall but on July 3, the convict was arrested and when his room was searched, a single barrel gun was found and he could not tell the Police how he came by the gun.
“In his statement to the Police, he admitted having found the gun in the bush,” the Prosecution added.

 

Source: GNA

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Visa row: Ablakwa condemns US embassy over new visa policybullet
2 Bin Atef Ex-Gitmo detainee marries in Ghanabullet
3 Prophecy Obinim makes some death revelationsbullet
4 Issues Former NDC MP reveals US gave Ghana $300k for Gitmo 2bullet
5 Adult Movies ICE TV to go to court over porn banbullet
6 Sam Pee Yalley Muslim group asks NDC guru to apologise for...bullet
7 Gitmos Lawyer for ex-Gitmo detainee says his client is being...bullet
8 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
9 US Visa Row Expert urges government not to bow to US...bullet
10 Visa privileges to officials US embassy clarifies...bullet

Top Videos

1 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with a blockbullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave you...bullet
4 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank than carbullet
5 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
8 Video Edward Gyampana is the teenage design genius who...bullet
9 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM...bullet
10 Condolence Mahama pledges to take care of murdered...bullet

News