The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, has directed the immediate interdiction of Detective Corporal Effah Okyere Williams of the Upper East Regional Police Headquarters.
The interdiction followed a report from the Upper East Regional Police Commander to the effect that the said detective corporal, who works as an Arms and Ammunition Clerk, is strongly suspected to be selling and transferring arms to individuals without authority.
The directive was given in a statement signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr David Eklu, Director-General/Public Affairs and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.
It said meanwhile, the Upper East Regional Command had arrested two people for unlawful possession of fire-arms and ammunition.
The suspects; Douglas Ayine Akologo, alias W/O and Mumuni Yakubu, alias Jacob, were arrested based on information the Police received that they were in possession of fire-arms.
So far, the statement said the Police had retrieved a ‘Bruni’ pistol with two rounds of ammunition together with 165 pieces of explosives from suspect Douglas Ayine Akologo alias W/O during a search on his residence.
It said investigations were ongoing to establish the extent of involvement of the detective corporal in the illegal sale and transfer of the arms.
The statement said Corporal Effah Okyere Williams, who is currently in police custody, would be dealt with in accordance with the Police Internal Disciplinary proceedings in addition to possible criminal prosecution after investigation.