The police have placed a GH¢5000 bounty for information on a young man who fired an AK 47 rifle several times into the air to welcome year 2022 at the ANC Mall at East Legon in Accra on New Year’s eve.
The police say it is an offence to discharge a firearm in public “without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29).
A video [attached below] shared on social media shows the said young man firing several shots of a firearm suspected to be an AK 47.
The video shows the man holding the gun with only his right hand, pointing it upwards and firing it indiscriminately into the air.
While still firing the gunshots, another young man ran from the scene to hug him and they both burst into laughter.
Well, while they may have thought that they were celebrating a successful crossover into 2022, the police have taken a serious view of their conduct and declared him wanted.
In a statement posted on its social media platforms, the law enforcement agency said “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).”
It is, therefore, seeking the help of the public to locate, arrest and prosecute the young man for his widely condemned conduct.
Check out the video below ;