Wednesday 14th September, 2016
Gifty Amofa/Mispah Tumtuo, GNA
Kumasi, Sept 14, GNA
– A Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, has ordered a
man caught with 1,013.0 grams of cannabis to be held in prison custody.
Kwabena Frimpong Darkwa,
alias “Righteous”, a 33-year-old shoemaker, has been charged unlawful
possession of narcotic drug and he pleaded not guilty.
He would make his
next appearance tomorrow, September 15.
Superintendent Emmanuel A. Akunnor told the court that the accused was arrested
on November 25, last year.
He was found with
the hard drug on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter passenger bus, traveling from Kumasi
Police officers had
stopped the bus for routine check, when the dried leaves were found.
ownership, arrested and handed over together with the substance to the Drug Law
Enforcement Unit of the Police for further investigation.
The prosecution said
the accused mentioned one “Rasta” in Abuakwa as his source of supply but could
not lead the police to the said man.
Sample of the leaves
sent for forensic laboratory examination proved to be cannabis.