Court remands five over narcotics

An Accra circuit court has remanded five persons into police custody for allegedly possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

Emeka Uju, music producer; Tony Ojo, student; Roland Kwabena Eshun, sound engineer; Emmanuel Awudzi, footballer and Richard Nagetey, trader pleaded not guilty, and would appear again before court on March 29.

Chief Superintendent Duuti Tuaruka told the court that at about 5:30 am on March 10, the Kpeshie Divisional Police Command mounted an operation to clamp down on dealers and users of narcotics within Nungua and its environs.

He said in the course of the operation the police had information that a hotel situated at Nungua-Kotobabi had been harbouring miscreants.

Chief Sup Tuaruka said the Police proceeded to the area and when the rooms of the accused were searched, one compressed slab quantity, a partially smoked joint, four wraps of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were found.

He said the accused were arrested and escorted to the police station together with the exhibits for interrogation.

Chief Sup Tuaruka said on March 13, one of the accused went to the police station and claimed to be the supplier of the dried leaves in the hotel room of Roland. – GNA

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