Armed men in viral video arrested; police ask public's help for info on criminal activities

BY: Graphic.com.gh

Three of the four young men recently seen in a viral Video brandishing guns have been arrested by the police in the Ashanti Region.

The police have asked the public to help provide information on their activities.

A fourth person in the video is being looked for by the police.

They are currently in police custody pending further investigation.

The Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP David Agyeman Adjem said the police is appealing to the public to provide any information of criminal activities against them.

Already, the young men, one of whom has been identified as Obour has been explaining on social media that they are not criminals.

Obour said the video doing the rounds on social media was recorded a long time ago and that it happened in Wa in the Upper West Region.

According to him, they were engaged in small scale mining (galamsey) and were involved in an altercation with a rival group and after overpowering the rival group, they brandished the guns on social media.

He said they were guards at the small scale mining site and that the guns seen in the video were picked up after they defeated the rival group.

He said the guns belonged to one of their senior brothers and that they only showed it in the video in an attempt to scare the rival group.

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