Labourer sentenced for possessing narcotics drugs

A thirty-five year old labourer, Aziz Mumuni, a resident of Kpone, on Monday was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with hard labour by the Tema Circuit Court ‘A’ for possession Indian harm.

The sentence was to take a retrospective effect from the day he was remanded into police custody.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Stanley Dzakpasu, who briefed the court, presided over by Justice Laurenda Owusu said, on 1st January last year, the Tema Regional Police Patrol Team had a tip-off that Aziz was selling substances suspected to be Indian harm to some unsuspecting individuals at Kpone.

Chief Inspector Dzakpasu said, the police responded swiftly to the information and the accused was arrested with the Indian hemp, wrapped in a polythene bag, including scissors, white and brown papers.

He admitted at the police station to the offence and stated that he bought the substance from Wa in the Upper West Region for his own consumption.

According to the prosecutor the substance was later sent to the crime laboratory for examination and the result proved positive.

The presiding Judge, Justice Laurenda Owusu told the court that after cross examination, the prosecutor has proved beyond reasonable doubt that Aziz had committed the crime, thus sentenced him to ten years with hard labour.

Source: GNA

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