January 23, 2022

Police arrest man shooting AK-47 in viral video at A&C Mall on New Year’s Eve

The Ghana Police Service in collaboration with the Military Police has arrested Flt. Sergeant Nicholas Owusu Frimpong, the man who went viral after firing an assault rifle into the air at the A&C Mall and East Legon on December 31, 2021.

The suspect was arrested following Police investigation into the incident of a young man captured on video footage firing several shots of a firearm at A&C Mall purportedly to welcome the New Year, 2022.

The Police which noted that it was a crime to discharge a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion under Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29) placed an amount of GH₵ 5,000.00 as a bounty for anyone who could provide information leading to his arrest to face prosecution.

“The suspect, Flt. Sergeant Nicholas Owusu is currently detained by the Military Police whilst investigations continue,” police said in a statement.

The police further urged the public to be “guided in their celebrations and desist from acts that compromise public safety and order.”

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