An Accra Fast Track High Court has fixed April 4, to deliver its verdict in the case of Christian Sheriff Asem Darkey, an alleged drug baron involved in the disappearance of the 76 parcels of cocaine on board the MV Benjamin.
This follows the filing of an address by the Prosecution led by Mrs Yvonne Atokora Obuobisa, a Principal State Attorney
Darkey’s counsel Mr Isaac Aidoo is yet to file his address.
The accused person has been charged with conspiracy, importation and exportation of narcotic drugs, following his arrest on February 2, 2012, after going into hiding in 2006.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has since been on remand. Darkey was indicted for allegedly paying 3,000 dollars to a detective sergeant to facilitate his escape.
The prosecution’s case is that on April 26, 2006, a vessel, MV Benjamin, reportedly carrying about 76 parcels of cocaine docked at Kpone/Tema and discharged the drugs to a waiting vehicle.
The disappearance of the cocaine led to the constitution of the Georgina Wood
Committee and the subsequent trial of persons alleged to have played various roles.