The Cantonments Police has intercepted a weapon which was hidden in a fast-food pack meant for an inmate.
But for the vigilance of the police officer on duty, the firearm and ammunition would have been smuggled into the cells by a lady believed to be in her twenties, and with a Nigerian accent.
On the 11th July, at about 4:45 p.m., the young lady came to the charge office with two packs of Papaye labeled fast food to be served on a robbery remand prisoner in the cell.
When the food was carefully inspected by the officer on duty, a locally manufactured pistol with one AA cartridge was found concealed in one of the packs with the food covering it.
The lady however managed to flee the scene.
The Accra Police Command is making strenuous efforts to trace and arrest the lady.