Alleged drug peddler granted GH¢100,000 bail

The Accra Circuit Court has granted GH¢100,000 bail with two sureties to an alleged drug peddler, Daniel Nii Aryee, who is facing prosecution for unlawful possession of narcotics drugs.

Aryee, 28, was arrested with 24 packets of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

He pled not guilty to the charge of unlawful posses­sion of narcotic drugs and was granted bail to reappear before the Court on February 27, 2023.

The Court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Ac­quah, directed that sureties to the bail should be residents within the court’s jurisdic­tion and they should be civil servants earning not less than GH¢2000 a month.

Aryee was also directed to report to the police twice a week.

Police Chief Inspector Ra­mata Asumah told the Court that on February 7, 2023, Po­lice Chief Inspector Thomas Aho, Police Inspector Ibra­him, Sergeant Folly Gerald, and Corporal Baba Adams all from the Police National Operations Headquarters together with another combat team who were undertaking regular monitoring duties around Dzorwulu and Airport residential areas accosted Ary­ee, who was riding a Yamaha motorcycle.

The prosecution said the team conducted a search on Aryee and found concealed in his black riding jacket 24 packets dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

He was arrested and taken to the Nima Police Station and the exhibits were retained to assist the investigation.

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