A discharged remand prisoner who attempted to smuggle some dried leaves and a whitish substance, suspected to be Indian hemp and Cocaine into the Ankaful Prisons, was on Tuesday remanded into prison custody by a Cape Coast Circuit Court.
MacDonald Ato Abraham, a 25 year-old re-winder, discharged for stealing recently by a Cape Coast District Magistrate’s Court, was returning to the prison supposedly to retrieve some belongings he had left behind, when he was arrested at the gate with the suspected narcotics.
He pleaded guilty to the charge of using narcotic drugs without lawful authority, and was convicted on his own plea by the court presided over by Ms. Audrey Kocuvie-Tay.
His sentence was deferred and the case adjourned to Tuesday, August 18, to enable the prosecution to forward the suspected narcotic drugs to the Forensic Laboratory for examination.
Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Charles Yao Anku, told the court that on Monday, July 20, at about 1230hrs, Abraham a discharged remand prisoner returned to the Ankaful Prison to collect his belongings.
He said when Abraham was searched at the prison gate, three wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, and a quantity of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine, a screw driver and deodorant were found in his pocket.
He was arrested and handed over to the Police together with the items.