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Accra court jails three for dealing in narcotic drugs

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prisonAn Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday sentenced Mawugbe Ibrahim, 32, Seth Animaba, 29, and Yussif Zakari, 20, to 12 months,  three months and five months respectively for the use of narcotic drugs.

The three convicts who all pleaded not guilty at the last adjournment date, this time pleaded guilty upon which they were sentenced accordingly.

The Prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police, P. A Morkeh, said the complainants are Police personnel stationed at the Amasaman District Police Headquarters, while the first accused was a second-hand cloth dealer, the second a Labourer and the third a motor mechanic all residing at Medie, near Amasaman.

DSP Morkeh told the court that on September 5, 2012, at 0900 hours, acting upon information that some men were peddling drugs at the roadside at Medie, the Amasaman Night Patrol team raided the place.

He said the convicts on seeing the Police team emerge and took to their heels in different directions with some of them throwing away items suspected to be narcotic along the route they used.

The prosecution said luck however eluded them when they run into the Neighbourhood Watch Committee members who were also patrolling at Medie and managed to arrest the convicts.

DSP Morkeh said during a search on the convicts as well as the spot where they were arrested, 18 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were found together with the sum cash of GH¢ 90.00, which the police believed might be sales accrued from the drugs being peddled.

The court presided over by Mr Francis Obiri sentenced the convicts on their own plead for mercy.

The judge said looking at the convicts they had shown signs of remorse after their arrest and that the GH¢90 be given to Mawugbe Ibrahim, since he claimed it was for him.

Mr Obiri gave a directive for the exhibits to be destroyed by February 27, 2013.

Source: GNA

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