arrestedAn Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday granted Abudu Nii Ayi Lartey, a driver bail in the sum of GH?10,000.00 with two sureties, each to be a public servant for possessing firearms without lawful authority and carrying offensive weapons.

Abudu, who pleaded not guilty to the charges was granted bail, after his counsel Nii Bruce Thompson prayed the court to grant him bail, since he was innocent and had a wife who was pregnant.

He is to reappear before the court on April 2, 2014.

Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Patrick Morkeh told the court that the complainants were policemen stationed at Amasaman, while the accused was a driver residing at Ayawaso near Pokuase.

He said on March 20, 2014, the complainants were detailed for day patrol duty within Amasaman and its environs, and at about 1100 hours, the patrol team had a tip off of that some group of men armed with weapons were threatening land developers at Ayawaso along the highway.

DSP Morkeh said the team rushed to the area and saw a group of men running away, and they caught up with the accused who threw a Taurus PT 92 pistol with serial number B 49723 and a bayonet away, and fled into the bush.

The prosecution said the complainants took custody of the pistol and pursued the accused until he was arrested at a distance of about 300 metres away.

He said when the scene was visited, a military bayonet which was abandoned by the accused was retrieved, and when he was questioned as to how he came by the weapons, he mentioned that he found it on the ground. GNA

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