A&C Mall Incident Trigger-Happy Airforce Man Arrested

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The Ghana Police Service has announced the arrest of Flt. Sergeant
Nicholas Owusu Frimpong in connection with the discharge of a firearm
at A&C Mall, East Legon, on Friday, December 31, 2021.

The suspect was arrested courtesy of a collaboration between the Police
and the Military Police. This followed a Police investigation into a viral
video that showed a man firing several shots of a firearm at the A&C
Mall in Accra.

The suspect, Flt. Sergeant Nicholas Owusu is currently detained by the
Military Police whilst investigations continue the Police statement said.
The man purportedly fired the firearm to welcome the New Year and the
Police in its statement also cautioned the public to desist from acts that
threaten public safety when celebrating.

As we continue to make merry for the new year, we want to urge the
public to be guided in their celebrations and desist from acts that
compromise public safety and order.

The Police had in an earlier statement offered a GH¢5,000 bounty for
information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

The statement said they had intercepted a video in which a young man is
seen firing several shots of a firearm suspected to be AK 47 at A&C
Mall, East Legon, on December 31, 2021, purportedly to welcome the
new year.

According to the police, it had 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
Offenses 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.

Full statement below:

By: Isaac Clottey

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