Police deployed to prevent possible clashes during the celebration of the Akwantukese festival have arrested two persons for possessing a locally manufactured pistol and cannabis.

They were picked up during routine checks by the police at Suhyen.

Police were heavily deployed the area on Friday following threats by the Chief of Suhyen to prevent the Omanhene of New Juaben traditional area, Daasebre Oti Boateng and his elders from performing traditional rites at the Suhyen River.

Deputy Eastern Regional Police Commander, ACP James Abass-Abaa who confirmed the arrests to Joy News stated that the police will continue to monitor events there to ensure sanity.

“We are doing routine checks on movements of vehicles and people and that was how we got the people. The evidence that we will get from that will determine what will be done next,” ACP Abass-Abaa stated.