Three persons are in the custody of the Adenta Divisional Police Command for allegedly stealing a police service rifle at the Akporman Manna Police Station.
The suspects have been identified as Frank Dogbe, a 22-year-old driver; Bernard Omagah Barrack, a 21-year-old Nigerian, and Bukari Adamu, 23.
Two other suspects on the run have been named as Adzayaw Selassi and Patrick Tetteh (aka soldier).
The missing rifle ? which led to the interdiction of Superintendent Edward Tetteh, the Abokobi/Ayimensah District Police Commander, and Chief Inspector Christopher Bekor, the Akporman Manna Station Officer? has been recovered and in the custody of the police.
Briefing the media, the Adenta Divisional Police Commander, ACP/ Cephas Coffie, said the weapon which was loaded with 20 rounds of ammunition was found in a bush at Amaria, near Teiman, based on intelligence.
He said on August 16, 2019, the police were alerted about a weapon being sold for GH¢5,000.
“Our intelligence revealed that suspect Patrick Tetteh showed interest in buying the gun and paid an amount of GH¢ 3000 as down payment to the arrested suspects,” he revealed.
ACP/Mr. Coffie disclosed that on August 17, 2019, police intelligence led to the recovery of the gun concealed in a polythene bag hidden in a bush at a location called Amaria.
“Suspect Dogbe was first arrested in August 19, 2019 in front of Kuoftam Police Station, following which the numbers were also picked up,” he added.
ACP/Mr. Coffie said police were still interrogating suspects to determine how the rifle was stolen from the Manna Police Station
On August 9, 2019, the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, interdicted Superintendent Edward Tetteh and Christopher Bekor over the disappearance of the police rifle. The case was referred to the Police Professional & Standard Bureau (PPSB) for investigations.