Mason remanded for possessing narcotic drugs

An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday remanded, Stephen Kwadwo, a 31 year old Mason for possessing 136 wrappers of dried leave suspected to be Indian hemp.

When he appeared before the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, Stephen pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to reappear on April 30.

The facts of the case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu were that the complainant Bio Abass is an Assistant Superintendent of Ghana Prisons Service and works at the Senior Correctional Centre at Roman Ridge, Accra, whilst the accused is a mason residing at Achimota.

He said on April 10 at about 1000 hours, the accused was spotted by the officers on duty at the Correctional Centre riding a bicycle with a bag pack on his back.

The Prisons officers being suspicious of his movement signalled him to stop but he abandoned the bicycle and took to his heels.

The prosecution said the officers chased the accused and got him arrested. A search conducted on him and in the bag revealed 136 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp concealed in the bag.

The accused was handed over together with the exhibits to the Airport Police for investigation.

During interrogation he stated that the substance was given to him by a certain man to sell but he could not lead Police trace the alleged person.

Source: GNA

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