Trial over attempt to smuggle arms to Nigeria stalled in Ghana

The trial of five suspects arrested in Achimota, suburb of Accra for allegedly attempting to smuggle arms and ammunitions into Nigeria early this year, was stalled yesterday, as the case did not come up.
The suspects: Kweku Baffuor (35); Amusu Samuel Taiwo (35) Ogun State; Sunday Eze (35) Anambra State; Kofi Aboagye (35); and Kwesi Asaamoah (35) were billed to continue their trial yesterday over their involvement in the attempt to smuggle arms and ammunitions into Nigeria.
But the case could not continue over what the Police described as ‘hitches bothering on investigation’ in the high profile criminal matter involving trans-border crime.
The Accra Regional Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Corporal Kwabena Danso, who spoke with the Daily Trust yesterday, said the Police were still handling some aspects of investigations, which has necessitated the stalemate.
He however revealed that the matter had been adjourned to the 2nd of March for continuation, just as he said the suspects were still in Police custody.
The suspects were first arraigned on the 3rd of February in Accra Circuit Court 9 and the matter was subsequently, adjourned to the 14th of February for continuation.
The case was neither mentioned nor listed on the ‘cause list’ for the day.
A major amount of arms and ammunitions, purportedly bound for Nigeria was seized by the Ghana Police in January this year.
The arms and ammunition, including hordes of AAA cartridges, 10 pump-action guns and 20 double-barreled guns, were found in a false compartment under the floor plate of the carrier truck.

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