Police finds gun hidden in 'Papaye' for inmate

Cantonment Police have intercepted a pistol with live ammunition hidden in ‘Papaye’ food pack which was to be given to an inmate at the station.

According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at about 4:45 pm.

The police personnel who narrated the incident disclosed that a lady suspected to be 23 years of age came to the station to visit an inmate with the intention to smuggle the weapon in.

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The Greater Accra Police PRO, Efia Tengey, said, “on July 11, 2021, at about 4:45 pm, a young lady aged about 23years with Nigerian accent came to the charge office with two packs of Papaye labeled fast food to be served on a robbery remand prisoner in cells.”

“When the food was carefully inspected by the duty officer on duty, a locally manufactured pistol with one aa cartridge was found concealed in one of the packs with the food covering it.,” she added.

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Unfortunately, the young lady is reported to have bolted after she was found out and frantic efforts are being made to arrest her to face the law.


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