65yrs man arrested for illegal possession of firearm

A sixty-five-year-old man, Wisdom Badasu is currently in the custody of the Ho District Police command assisting in investigations into offence of illegal possession of firearm, cruelty to animal and causing harm.

Police say he will appear before court as soon as the investigation is done.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, some Fulani herdsmen went grazing with their cattle at Agbakorpe near Ho. While grazing, they heard a gunshot and later detected that one of their cattle had been shot dead.

An initial search for the assailant by the herdsmen in the bushes proved futile.

The herdsmen persisted with the search and after some time, the suspect emerged with a locally manufactured gun.

The herdsmen confronted the suspect over the killing of the cow. Suspect took offence, and in the process, bit the thumb of one of the herdsmen.

The herdsmen managed and arrested the suspect who was immediately handed over to the Police.

One locally manufactured gun, two live AA ammunition and one spent AA ammunition have been retrieved to assist investigations.

Police say suspect is in the custody of the Ho District Police Command assisting investigation and will appear before court as soon as investigation is completed.


January 24, 2022

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