A Circuit Court in Kumasi has remanded a 35-year-old farmer for allegedly possessing 10,940 grams of cannabis, popularly called ‘wee’.
The prosecution of Kwame Adu, followed advice from the Attorney General’s Department, after the exhibit tested positive at the Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Accra.
Adu, also known as Father, has been charged with unlawful possession of narcotic drugs, but pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Police Chief Supt. Emmanuel Akonnor, told the court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire that Adu is a resident of Esaase, a suburb of Abono in the Bosomtwe Freho District of the Ashanti Region.
Prosecution said on October 10, 2015, the police arrested Adu in a special operation to flush out illicit narcotic drug users and peddlers in surrounding towns in the district.
The court heard that when a search was carried out in the suspect’s house, the police found cannabis concealed in five cement papers bags and two fertiliser bags.
Prosecution told the court that, Adu in his Police caution statement indicated that he cultivated the cannabis.
Chief Supt. Akonnor said the exhibit was forwarded to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Accra and the test indicated it was cannabis.
From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi