Farmer In Trouble For Possessing Narcotic Drugs

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A 32 year old farmer, Yakubu Samari, who is also a convict at the James Town Prisons, has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

Yakubu who was said to have in his possession 5.60 grams of narcotic drugs, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded.

He is to reappear before the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh on February 8.

The facts of the case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu was that, the complainant, ASP Edward Okai Akotia, is a Prison Officer, while Yakubu is a farmer living at Manso in the Eastern Region.

He said the accused was serving a jail term at the James Town Prisons in Accra. On August 16, 2017, Yakubu and other prison inmates were sent out of the prison yard to work.

The prosecution said, when the accused person returned to the prison yard and a search conducted on him revealed four wrappers of substances suspected to be Indian hemp in his pocket.

Mr Adu told the court that, the exhibits were forwarded to the Forensic laboratory for examination, and the results confirmed the exhibits to be cannabis.

He said the accused person admitted the offence in his investigation caution statement and stated that, he had the exhibits in his possession for usage.