Canadian man pleads guilty to using fake NH address to buy guns
CONCORD – A Canadian man pleaded guilty to lying about living in New Hampshire to buy two handguns from a gun dealer in Hudson and then later attempted to buy 100 more from another dealer.
Nana Kofi Baffoe, 63, made his guilty plea in U.S. District Court and will be sentenced Sept. 19, 2016.
According to court documents, Baffoe bought the two Ruger .45 caliber pistols from the dealer on Feb. 4, 2015. He filled out a form listing his address at a home in Manchester, but never actually lived at that address. Under federal law, the dealer could not have legally sold the handguns to Baffoe because he did not live in New Hampshire.
Baffoe re-entered the United States on May 18, 2015 and met with Nashua gun dealer and sought to purchase 100 handguns, but the sale did not go through. He was arrested May 26, 2015.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the Manchester Police Department, Nashua Police Department, the New Hampshire State Police, Office of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. State Department.