The police in the Sissala West district have arrested a Burkinabe national in the Gbele Park Reserve near Desime over suspicion that he is a criminal.
The Upper West Regional Police Crime Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Reynolds Manteaw, who described the man as a criminal of Burkinabe descent, said the suspect, Sambo Jallow Ado, aged 37 years speaks `Mossie.
ACP Manteaw told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that the suspect was handed over to the Tumu Divisional Police who later sent him to the Regional Police Command in Wa.
“When he was brought to the Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, he was interrogated thoroughly where Sambo confessed to stealing all the items that were found on him.
Speaking through an interpreter in ‘Mossi’, the suspect told the CID, that he trekked from Burkina Faso to Ghana through Jeffissi to find a quiet place to stay in the forest.
Sambo Ado added that he picked the gun with BB cartridges from an abandoned hut in the bush close to the reserve.
The Regional CID indicated that the said Alhaji Abubaker Abdullahi has been granted Police inquiry bail whilst the suspect, Sambo Jallo Ado, will be put before court for stealing and unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm.