Sunday, 14 July

BE/R: Notorious Techiman gunrunner arrested

Suspect Akwasi Biyele

The Bono East Regional Police Command has arrested a notorious Techiman-based gunrunner of locally manufactured weapons.

Mr Akwasi Biyele, 26, has been supplying guns to persons who commit robberies and all manner of crimes on the Kintampo-Buipe highway. 

According to the police, the suspect is the brain behind the supply of single-barrelled guns that were used to commit many of the robberies on the roads from the Bono to the Northern regions.

The suspect had about 20 pieces of such locally manufactured guns in his possession when he was arrested by the police at his hideout.

Speaking in an interview with the media after the arrest, the Regional Commander, Moses Atinbilla, said on August 26, 2021, one Issah Seidu was arrested at Gollumpe in the Kintampo metropolis for using a locally manufactured gun to commit robbery on the Kintampo highway.

He said upon interrogation, suspect Issah Seidu failed to give hints about how he acquired the locally manufactured gun.

Police intelligence led to the arrest of Akwasi Biyele at his hideout in the area.

Source: Mensah