The Auditor Generals report of 2020 has revealed that five AK 47 rifles and 100 rounds of ammunitions could not be accounted for at the Northern regional Police Command.
The report Police Service Instruction 125 states that, ‘where any officer learns of damage to or loss of any equipment or material on charge to or issued for the use of the Service, the officer shall immediately report the same to the nearest Police
The Station officer at which such a report is made shall cause immediate investigation to be made and shall report the result thereof to the District Officer.
“Our inspection at the Armoury of the Tamale Station revealed that five AK 47 rifles and 100 rounds of ammunitions could not be accounted for.
“These arms and ammunitions issued out to officers for Operation Calm life duties had not been returned. There was also no available information as to the whereabout of these rifles,” the report said.
It added “The Armorer said management had referred the case to the Regional Criminal Investigations Department (RCID) for investigation. However, as at the time of audit in August 2020, the RCID could not provide the audit team with the status of investigation being carried out to ensure the successful retrieval of the rifles.
“We recommended that the Regional Police Administration should urgently carry out thorough investigation and mete out sanctions where appropriate.”