A middle-aged man engaged in supplying “wee” to some people at Bawjiase Fianko and its environs in the Central Region, was last Friday, jailed seven days in prison by the Accra Circuit Court “One”.
The convict who was arrested for possessing 63 wraps of plant material suspected to be cannabis, readily admitted his offence when the prosecutor, DSP Abraham Annor read out the charge “supply of narcotic drug: contrary to the law, he pleaded for mercy.
Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, judge, was considerate when he said that the court had taken the advance age of Mr. Ismaila (convict) into consideration as well as his show of remorse ever since he was arrested in August 8, 2016.
He warned him to stop dealing in illicit drugs and rather concentrate on how to eke out a living through genuine means and not come into conflict with the law again.
Presenting the facts, DSP Annor said that police personnel at the Anti Armed Robbery Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, Accra, were hinted that some persons were wielding arms and terrorising the inhabitants of Bawjiase and the surrounding villages.
He said, based on the information, the security personnel moved to Bawjiase and Fianko where the convict was located and a search in his room revealed that he had put 63 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (“WEE”) in a polythene and hidden them in his clothes.
The prosecutor said that upon interrogation, Ismaila claimed ownership of the narcotic and told the police that he bought the “wee” from a certain man bearing a nickname “Ghana Boy” at Bawjiase for resale to customers at GH¢0.50 per wrap.
By Castro Zangina-Tong