The Police in the Eastern Region have arrested four young men for possessing and discharging firearms and ammunition without permission at Sekesua in the same region.

According to the police, the suspects earlier fled from their officers at Sekesua and the Otrokper checkpoint but were arrested at Akatekpor with the help of the youth.

The suspects are Enoch Donkor, 22; John Ashiley, 22; Adema Eugene, 35; and Kwaku Asare, 22.

“Suspects fired sporadically at a burial service of a young woman at Sekesua resulting in distress calls from mourners to Police, but suspects fled in a Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration number GG 1226-16 when they saw the Police arriving at the service.

“At Otrokper police checkpoint, suspects were signalled to stop, but they rather opened fire and fled into a nearby bush abandoning their car,” the Police said in a social media post on Tuesday.

The Police said the suspects will be charged with all the crimes committed.

The Ghana Police Service reiterated, “this is another wake-up call to those who possess firearms without authority to return them to the Police or as directed by the Small Arms Commission.

“Also, people are reminded that unauthorised firing is a crime, be it at burials, funerals or any other event. The Police will continue to count on well-meaning citizens and residents such as the youth of Akatekpor to weed out criminals.