Labourer remanded for possessing narcotics


A 29-year old labourer, Jonathan Lamptey has been remanded by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Her Honour, Afi Kudormor.


The Accused, has been charged with possession of narcotics.

According to Chief Inspector Victor Dosoo, the Complainant, RAM James Afoko is a Police Officer  stationed at the Amasaman Police Station, while the Accused resides at Manhea.

He narrated that on 6th June, 2018, the Complainant was in charge of a team of Police men patrolling the Amasaman Municipality.

He added that while on duty, they had a tip off that a suspected armed robber who is on the wanted list of the Police, was hiding in a room at Manhea.

Chief Inspector Dosoo added that the Complainant and his team proceeded to the scene but did not see the said suspect but rather saw the Accused in the said room smoking dried leaves substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to the Prosecutor, the Accused was arrested and when Police searched the room, they retrieved one and half block of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and 20 wrappers of the same substance.

“The Accused was brought to the police station and he admitted the offence in his caution statement and indicated that a certain man supplies him the substance and he in turn sells to the people in the neighbourhood”, the Prosecutor added.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyerematen