Two remanded over narcotics

Accra, Two persons, an electrician and a farmer have been remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for alleged possession and use of narcotics without lawful authority.

The two, Gideon Akanbey, the electrician has been charged with use of narcotic drug without lawful authority, While his accomplice Daniel Soku, farmer, has also been charged with possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

Both pleaded not guilty to the charges before the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh.

They are expected to reappear on January 18, 2018.

The facts of the case as narrated by Superintendent of Police, Patience Mario was that, complainants in the case are Police Officers stationed at Adenta in Accra.

She said on December 3, at about 1800 hours, one Dominic Akandoli of Nmai Dzorn came to the charge office and reported dishonest appropriation of his mobile phones against one Gideon Akanbey of Mantey farms, Adenta.

The prosecution said, Police proceeded to the scene and apprehended Gideon, who was found with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in his hands about to light and smoke. A search conducted in his room revealed another six wraps of the dried leaves suspected to be India hemp.

Superintendent Mario told the court that, when Gideon was interrogated, he mentioned Daniel as the supplier and Police proceeded to arrest him at Adenta.

A search conducted in his room also revealed six hundred and sixty-eight (668) wraps of dried leaves, a quantity of dried leaves and dried seeds, all suspected to be cannabis, pieces of papers, three pair of scissors, s hammer, a screw driver, iron pincher and other rolling papers.

She said the accused persons were brought to the Police station together with the exhibits.

She told the court that, in their cautioned statement they admitted the offences.

Source: Ghana News Agency