The three siblings from Gausu in Obuasi arrested for flaunting guns in a viral video on social media say they are not armed robbers and they regret their action.
The siblings, Apostle Alfred Dakurah, Richard Suleman and Emmanuel Dakurah, aged 43, 28 and 26 maintain as police is yet to link them to any crime yet.
The three did a selfie video in which they brandished two pistols and one pump action gun, with sound bites like ‘no good advice’ – ‘no bozing’ – ‘we have sinned and lived for long’ – ‘mother f**ker’ and ‘everybody should run and hide’ among other comments.
The video, which was made at Takpo, a suburb of Wa in the Upper East Region, attracted widespread public condemnation, compelling the three to hand themselves over to the police. There was a fourth person who is at large.
One of them has been released on bail, while police are yet to receive any public complaints against them.
The released suspect, who is a pastor, Apostle Alfred Dakurah said he acquired his pump action gun legally, while his brothers seized the pistols from some galamsey operators in the community.
Apostle Dakurah explained that they made the video as part of their grandmother’s funeral rites way back November 26, 2020 at Takpo in the Upper East Region.
According Apostle Dakurah, who is head pastor of Obuasi-based God’s Time Prayer Ministries, he and his brothers are already reeling under the criminal tag imposed on them and their entire family have been hurt badly by the whole incident.
He said even several of his church members have left the church because of the impression that their pastor is an armed robber.
“On Sunday I was in church to preach – only a few people came because many people say that the man of God is an armed robber. But I have never ever stolen anything before in my life,” he said.