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Taxi driver caught with ammunitions bites policemen to escape

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An Accra Magistrate Court has remanded into police custody, a  taxi driver, Kojo Antwi, who bit two policemen to avoid being arrested after he was seen wielding a pistol.


Antwi, charged for possessing ammunition without lawful custody, pleaded not guilty but his plea was not taken and was remanded in police custody pending advice from the Attorney General.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Gregory Yeboah, told the court presided over by Ms Arit Nsemoh that on January 9, 2016, the regional police commander in Accra received information that Antwi was spotted at Mamprobi wielding a foreign made pistol.

The prosecutor said Antwi was soliciting for other people to join him to commit crime. 

Upon receiving the information, Mr Yeboah said a team of police officers was dispatched from the regional CID to Mamprobi, where Antwi was arrested. 

According to the prosecutor, a foreign made pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition was found hidden in sand in his room.

He said while Antwi was being arrested, he bit the two arresting officers, one on the left palm and the other on the right toes and managed to escape.

Chief Inspector Yeboah said Antwi was however, chased and re-arrested after the police went for re-enforcement from the Mamprobi Police. 

In his caution statement, he denied ownership of the arms but admitted struggling with the police to escape, Daily Graphic reported.