Man hides narcotics in Banku


An Accra Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Aboagye Tandoh, has remanded one Mohammed Abass, for allegedly possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

According to the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, the Complainant, Jerry Hayford is a Police Officer stationed at James Town a suburb of Accra whilst the Accused, Mohammed Abass is a resident of James Town.

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Chief Inspector Dosoo explained that on 2nd November 2017, at about 6:30pm, the Complainant was on duty at the charge office with Anthony Essoun and Theresa Opoku when the Accused brought in two balls of banku for Abass, an inmate.

The Prosecutor narrated that the Complainant examined the food and found four wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be dried leaves and five tablets of Tramadol 225 concealed in the food.

“The Accused was arrested and on interrogation he stated that he met an unidentified person at Akoto Lante who gave him the food to be given to Abass, who is in police custody”, the Prosecutor said.

According to Chief Inspector Dosoo, Abass however denied sending for any food, and the Accused person failed to disclose his source of supply of the alleged narcotics.

The Prosecutor said that the exhibits are yet to be taken to the police forensic laboratory for examination and report

The Accused pleaded not guilty and has been remanded in police custody.

The case has been adjourned to 11th December, 2017.


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