32 year-old farmer in prison custody for possessing wee

A circuit court at Fiapre near Sunyani has remanded Kofi Noah, a 32 year-old farmer, into prison custody for  having in his possession quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

Noah’s plea was not taken on the charge of possessing narcotic drug and will re-appear on November 15.

Police Superintendent Fredrick Adjei told the court presided by Mr Benjamin Osei that the complainant in the case is a police officer stationed at Brong Ahafo Regional Police Headquarters in Sunyani whilst Noah is a farmer at Ntotoroso in the Asutifi District.

He said on October 29, the police officer boarded a commercial vehicle with Noah from Sunyani to Goaso.

The prosecutor said the behaviour of Noah, who sat behind the driver, raised the suspicion of the plain-clothed policeman who engaged the accused in a conversation.

Superintendent Adjei said the policeman suspected Noah of having committed or was likely to commit an offence by the answers he provided in the course of the conversation.

He said when the vehicle reached Nkaseim, Noah asked the driver to stop for him to alight but the policeman ordered the driver to drive to the Goaso Police Station.

At the police station the police officer on duty asked Noah to open a black polythene bag he was carrying for inspection but he refused and when the bag was forced open four large parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp  were found hidden in it.

Supt Adjei said Noah was immediately arrested and charged with the offence whilst the leaves have been sent to a forensic laboratory.

Source: GNA

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