According to the Auditor General’s report, five AK-47 rifles and 100 rounds of ammunition went missing from the Tamale Police Station’s armoury.
Officers were given the rifles and ammunition as part of Operation Calm Life.
Officers had been provided arms and ammunition, but they had not been returned.
The government initiated ‘Operation Calm Life’ on February 5, 2018 to tackle criminal activity in the Northern Region.
For the endeavor, about 300 security personnel were gathered from all law enforcement authorities.
In the wake of armed robbery attacks, political vigilantism, and chieftaincy and land disputes in the area, the decision was made to beef up security patrols.
Auditors visited the Tamale Station’s armoury and discovered five AK-47 weapons and 100 rounds of ammunition that could not be traced.
There was apparently no information on where these firearms were located.
Management had reported the case to the Regional Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for investigation, according to the armourer.
The CID, however, could not provide the audit team with the status of the investigation being conducted to ensure the successful retrieval of the firearms at the time of the audit in August 2020.
The auditors ordered the regional police administration to conduct an immediate and complete investigation and, if necessary, impose punishment.