The Bolgatanga Divisional Command has arrested a suspected illegal arms dealer, Clifford Dinka.
He was arrested on Wednesday,11th May 2022 on the Bolgatanga Highway while trying to sell arms to a customer.
According to a statement signed by the Upper East RegionalPolice Public Affairs Officer, ASP David Fianko-Okyere, a combined Motorbike and Vehicle Patrol Team from the Division monitored and arrested the suspect who is a native of Bawku and allegedly a supplier of arms and ammunition to fuel the Bawku conflict.
It said a search conducted in his room revealed one unmarked foreign pistol, two jacks’ knives, a cutlass and a suspected plastic AK 47 toy rifle. The suspect is in Police custody assisting with investigations, but the alleged customer managed to escape. The statement added that the suspect will be arraigned for court in due time as efforts are underway to arrest the suspected customer.
It further entreated the public, especially residents of Bawku and its environs who have any information about the suspect and his activities, to report to the nearest Police Station or call Police Emergency Numbers, 191, 18555 or 0299203644 or 0299203645.