Twenty-eight-year-old Kofi Segbedzi and his fiancée, Celestine Kudzordzi, 21, on Monday, February 10, 2014 opened their defence at a Circuit Court in Ho over possession of Indian hemp.
The two, who claimed to have been dating for about four years before their arrest, have been remanded into prison custody and would reappear on February 19, 2014.
Narrating the incident to the court presided over by Mariama Sammo, the Prosecuting Officer, ASP Samuel Aboagye, said Celestine was first arrested on June 23, while Segbedzi was arrested later, when the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service in the region went on an anti-narcotics operation at Anlo-Afiadenyigba.
In the course of their operations, the police had intelligence on Segbedzi’s ‘wee’ peddling operations and decided to follow up on it.
When the team got to Segbedzi’s house, they found the fiancée in possession of Indian hemp which she tried to conceal in a cloth under a bed in the room.
When she was interrogated, she mentioned the name of her fiancé, Segbedzi, as the owner of the ‘wee’.
He was also arrested on February 26, 2014 at Aflao in possession of an alleged stolen motorbike.
When he was interrogated, Segbedzi claimed ownership of the substance and mentioned one Budu of Afiadenyigba as the supplier. He, however, refused to give the location of the supposed supplier.
In her caution statement, Celestine admitted selling ‘wee’ to clients in her fiancé’s absence.
However, when she was arraigned before court, Celestine denied any knowledge of the substance.