Detective Corporal Evans Adu of the Airport Police, yesterday told an Accra circuit court that the musician, Ekow Micah, standing trial before an Accra circuit court for possessing narcotic substance told him on his arrest that he uses “wee” to ginger himself up in his music career.
“He told me that he uses the substance to ginger himself in his music career,” the detective officer said.
Detective Corporal Adu, is the first prosecution witness in the case involving the musician.
Detective Corporal Adu who had worked with the Police Service for the past 13 years, in his testimony, told the court that he got to know the accused when he was first arrested in an extortion case by the Airport Police on August 4.
He said the following day, August 5, he (Evans Adu) accompanied Richmond Ayayi, the investigator in the extortion case, together with the accused person to his residence at Kokrobite, a suburb of Accra, to conduct a search in his room.
Detective Corporal Adu revealed that in the course of the search, he found a black polythene in the accused’s bag in his room.
He said he opened the polythene bag and found a substance, suspected to be a narcotic drug and added that when the substance was discovered, he approached the accused and questioned him about the source, which the accused admitted ownership.
According to him, the accused claimed that he used the substance to ginger him in his music career.
In that regard, he told the court that the substance was later sent to the police station for further investigations.
Counsel for the accused, John Dave Percy and Maurice Ampaw, commenced their cross-examination of the prosecution witness after his testimony, which they were unable to conclude.
The court, presided over by His Honour Aboagye Tandoh, adjourned the case to August 31, for further cross-examination of the prosecution witness.
At the point where the court wanted to bring proceedings to an end, the accused, then in the witness box, raised his hands to make a submission, to which the judge obliged.
One of his counsel, Maurice Ampaw, later told the court that his client reminded him of a possibility for bail.
However, the trial judge told them, it was premature at the current stage of the case for him to consider admitting him to bail.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme