Kwame Ofori, a driver, was yesterday sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for illegally possessing narcotic drug.
He is facing two counts of offence, conspiracy to commit crime and possession of narcotic drugs without lawful authority while three others involved in the case are at large.
The court presided by over by Mr. AboagyeTandoh sentenced the driver to 13 years imprisonment.
Ofori allegedly had in his possession, six large parcels and 109 compressed size of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp at Adenta.
Prosecuting, Superintendant of Police, Kweku Bempah told the court that on August 29, 2015, at about 4:40pm, personnel of the Police Visibility Unit of the National Police Headquarters led by Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Mohammed Adamu Awal, were on duty at the Adenta-Dodowa road intersection.
He said while on duty they spotted a vehicle being driven by Ofori, from Dodowa, adding that Dada, the driver’s mate, who is at large was in the vehicle.
The Police then signaled them to stop but the driver sped off. They (Police) pursued them to SDA Junction, where the driver veered off to a rough road, put off the engine, removed the ignition key and escaped together with his mate.
The team then conducted a search on the vehicle and found six large-sized parcels and 109 compressed size parcel of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.
The prosecutor added that the team towed the car together with the exhibits to the Adenta Police Charge Office.
He said that on September 3, 2015, Ofori was arrested, and the convict in his caution statement stated that the dried leaves belonged to two others who had escaped.
Superintendent Adamu said that the convict said the stuff was brought from Akosombo on a Sprinter bus driven by another suspect who is at large, but the vehicle broke down.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme