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Savelugu MP, Chief face criminal prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm

Member of Parliament(MP) for the Savelegu Constituency Alhaji Jacob Iddrisu was this morning, indicted to stand trial at the Tamale High Court for possession of firearms without lawful excuse contrary to section 192 of the Criminal Offences Act.

He has been indicted alongside one Naa Mohammed Ahmed, who is the Chief of Duko and charged with two counts.

His statement of offence according to information available to MyNewsGh.com is the possession of ammunition without lawful excuse contrary to section 192 (1) of Criminal offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

Parts of the facts as narrated by the prosecution state: “And in their (police) attempt to conduct a search in a third store which has been converted into an office and branded in the colours of the National Democratic Congress, which the first accused (landlord) stated was the office of the second accused (MP), same was found to be locked. …a call was then placed to the 2nd Accused who promised to proceed to Savelegu and open the office but they (police ) waited for more than four hours to no avail”.

It could be remembered that In December 2020 while members of the National Democratic Congress were in a jubilant mood, there was gunfire that led to the death of a 17-year-old girl.

An assault rifle and ammo were found in an office said to be the MP-elect’s during an investigation into the gunfire. During the said period, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern Region refuted the claims indicating that the Member of Parliament does not have an office and therefore operates from the party’s office.

They alleged that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was behind attempts to smear the then MP-elect in order for a by-election to be held in Savelugu.

 

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