Usif Adams, who has been charged with using of narcotic drugs without lawful authority, was arrested with others in a police swoop at various “wee joints” at Anyaa, Mallam and Odorkor, all in the Greater Accra Region on December 4, 2015, to weed out criminals.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kwasu Bempah(prosecutor), told the court presided over by Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, that one wrapper of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, was found on the accused when a search was conducted on him.
However, Adams told the police officer, who arrested him for smoking “wee” in a cross-examination that “I have never seen “wee” in my life and I don’t even know how the substance looks like”.
The accused said, “It is not true that you caught me smoking “wee”: Those who saw you and ran away were rather the smokers but I did not run because I was not smoking “wee” as you want the court to believe”.
In a related development, Sulemana Ahamadu, a trader, was arrested at Odorkor in Accra the same day that Adams was napped, for possessing a bag containing seeds suspected to be narcotic, and he also denied the claims of the police officer.
According to Ahamadu, the police did not arrest him in possession of any bag, and said the charge of “supply of narcotic drugs without lawful authority,” preferred against him, was untrue.
The court granted the two accused GH¢5,000 bail with one surety each, who should be a public servant, and ordered them to report to the police once a week until the final determination of the case.
By Castro Zangina-Tong