The Police have placed a ¢5,000 bounty for information leading to the arrest of a man who was seen in a viral video firing a gun in public.
In the video, the man was seen firing an AK 47 several times into the air at A&C Mall, East Legon on December 31, 2021, purportedly to welcome the New Year.
In a statement, the Police said the action by the man is against Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) which barres a person from discharging a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion.
The Police have, therefore, called on persons with information on the man to report to them for his arrest and further prosecution.
Below is a statement from the Ghana Police Service.
The Police have intercepted a video in which a young man is seen firing several shots of a firearm suspected to be AK 47 at ANC Mall, East Legon, last night, December 31, 2021, purportedly to welcome the new year.
The Police have taken a serious stance against the actions of the young man since it is a crime to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).
The Police Administration after reviewing the video footage has placed an amount of Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 5,000.00) as a bounty for anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest to face prosecution.