The Circuit Court in Accra hearing the case of the 86 sacks of substance suspected to be marijuana has been informed by prosecution that, samples of the substance have been sent to the forensic laboratory for analytical examination.

Chief Inspector Amoah Richard, the Prosecutor told the court that, the case has been transferred from the National Intelligence Bureau to the Narcotic Control Commission before praying for an adjournment.

Two accused persons – Rashid Adamu, a truck conductor, and Kwaku Amedo, a truck loader have been charged with two offenses.

They have pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit crime to wit possessing narcotics drugs and unlawful possession of narcotics drugs.

The court presided over by Her Honour Mrs. Rosemary Baah Tosu subsequently renewed their remanded warrant to re-appear on Otober 18, 2022.

A third accused person said to be Kwaku Isaac is at large.

Brief facts

The brief facts of the case as narrated to the Court by Chief Inspector Amoah Richard were that, accused Rashid Adamu is a truck conductor and resides in Aflao while Kwaku Amedo is a truck loader and resides in Aflao.

He said, on September 8, 2022 at about 1800 hours, the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) acting on Intelligence that a group of individuals is engaged in the enterprise of transporting and trading in substances suspected to be narcotic drugs in the Ketu South Municipality.

Chief Inspector Amoah said, personnel of NIB subsequently proceeded to Denu and arrested the said accused persons hidden in the “man diesel” vehicle with registration number AE556-12.

The vehicle he said was loaded with 86 sacks of compressed parcels suspected to be Indian hemp at Denu Market.

According to the prosecutor, during interrogation, the two accused persons mentioned one Kweku Isaac as the owner of the said substance who contracted them to offload same.

The said owner the prosecutor said, bolted with the driver during their arrest and that, “exhibits to wit ‘man diesel’ truck with the registration number AE-556-12 is impounded whilst the 86- sacks of the said substance are in the custody of the Bureau for further forensic examination.

The prosecutor told the court that, the Accused persons were cautioned accordingly with the offence and brought before this honorable court.

Chief Inspector Amoah said efforts are underway to arrest the other accomplices as investigations continue.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah