Man taking photographs in court grabbed

Accra – There was drama in court when an ex-convict, Ibrahim Akakpo aka Culture, who has been accused of selling drugs in a cemetery at Amasaman caused the arrest of a man who allegedly took pictures of him whiles court was in session.

Akakpo screamed very loud Make u not take photographs of me.

This compelled Police officers at an Accra Circuit Court to move swiftly towards the man who took the photographs and took away the man’s phone.

Akakpo, a trader has been charged with possessing 38 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.

With him in the dock are Abdallah Musah aka Dong and Frank Yeboah aka Shatta, all Sales boys.

Musah and Yeboah are being held for using narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

The three accused persons pleaded guilty with explanation before the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

However after listening to their explanations the court entered a plea of not guilty for the accused.

Akakpo had told the court that he and the other accused persons went to a spot to purchase some drugs and alcoholic drinks where they were arrested by the Police.

According to him, the one selling the drugs knew the Policemen so he fled but they were apprehended.

Musah and Yeboah denied owning the drugs.

The court therefore remanded them into Police custody to reappear on February 15.

Prosecuting Superintendent of Police Patience Mario told the court that complainants in the matter are neighbourhood Watch Committee members of Medie and the accused persons are residents in the area.

Supt. Mario said for the past one year, the accused and others who are on the run had turned Samsam junction cemetery into a ghetto and were undertaking a lot of nefarious activities.

Prosecution said January 24 this year, at about 1400 hours, the complainants were on their day patrols when they spotted Akakpo busily cutting dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs with a pair of scissors at the Samsam Junction cemetery while Musah and Yeboah were busily smoking the stuff.

Prosecution said the complainants managed to arrest the accused and escorted them to the Police station together with exhibits.

The prosecution said investigations were underway to test the drugs allegedly found on the accused persons.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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