Officials of Koforidua Prisons have arrested an ex-remand prisoner for smuggling narcotics to the prison.
The suspect, identified as Alalea Obuwomamo Paul, a 47-year-old Nigerian, had been released from prison custody through presidential pardon.
He was arrested on Monday by Prison officers on intelligence surveillance.
Obuwomamo Paul, a baker and fashion designer, is alleged to have smuggled narcotics to the prison inmates with other syndicates believed to be Prison officers.
Officials at the Prison upon intelligence gathering disguised a prison officer as middle man who approached the suspect for supply to the inmate which he agreed to.
On Monday, the suspect began supplying the compressed slabs of ‘wee’ and toothpaste. He was then arrested and handed over to the Effiduase Police.
The Effiduase Police Commander, Dan. Yaro, tells the media, the police are yet to gather detailed information about the suspect and his modus operandi.