Farmer runs into trouble over possession of marijuana


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A 28-year farmer at Agogoso near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District, Abu Adamu, has run into trouble with the law over the possession of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana.

By
Gifty Amofa, GNA

Kumasi, Sept 02, GNA – A 28-year farmer at
Agogoso near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District, Abu Adamu, has run into
trouble with the law over the possession of dried leaves suspected to be
marijuana.

Officers of the Formed Police Unit (FPU)
intercepted the hard drug concealed on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter passenger bus,
traveling from Kumasi to Agogoso.

Adamu was on Friday put before a Kumasi
Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei Marfo, on Friday charged with
possession of illegal drug without authority.

He pleaded not guilty and he was granted a
GH¢30,000.00 bail with a surety to make the next appearance on October 10.

Police Chief Inspector Felix Akowuah told
the court that the accused was caught with the substance on August 13, at about
mid-day.

He said the officers had stopped the bus at
Nkwanta for routine check when they uncovered the dried leaves, arrested and
handed him over to the Drug Law Enforcement Unit.

Adamu admitted ownership of the drug in his
caution statement, taken in the presence of independent witnesses, and
mentioned one Okofo in Kumasi, as his source of supply.

He could, however, not lead the police to
the said man, the prosecution added.

Police Chief Inspector Akowuah informed that
court that sample of the leaves had been sent for forensic laboratory
examination.       

GNA


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