The Ghana Police Service has secured a bench warrant for the arrest of one Morris Ian of Trasacco Limited, an alleged financier of landguard activities in Accra.
Mr. Ian, according to police, contracted some suspects to undertake illegal activities in parts of the capital in relation to landguard and they were arrested.
Police however, denied claims that its officers broke into the house of Ernesto Taricone of Trassaco Limited.
In a statement released on Sunday, August 28, the Police said “the facts are that Police conducted investigation into alleged landguard activities at Adjiriganor, a suburb of Accra which led to the arrest of five suspects; Akuribilla Annanfo, Razak Seidu, Abdulla Abdul Fatau, Baah Samuel and Francis Agbevedor and the retrieval of a Mossberg pump action gun loaded with ten rounds BB cartridges from them.”
“The suspects were on 26th August, 2022, arraigned before Circuit Court ‘9’, Accra on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Crime and engaging in land guard activities. They were remanded by the Court into Police custody to reappear on 30th August, 2022.”
“In the course of investigation, it emerged that Mr. Morris Ian of Trasacco Limited contracted the suspects to undertake their illegal activities. A Bench Warrant was therefore issued by the court for his arrest.”
“The police acting on information that the suspect was at the residence of Mr. Ernesto Taricone visited the house to execute the warrant. Upon arrival at the house, the police knocked on the door and someone came to attend to them and informed them that Ian Morris was not at the residence at the time. The Police, therefore, left a message for him, Morris, to report to the police.”
“Police will continue to look for him to execute the Bench Warrant.”
“We, therefore, call on the public to disregard and treat with contempt the baseless claims of forceful entry against the police and the purported use of commandos since the Police Service has no commandos.”
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