Plumber, repairer remanded for allegedly possessing ‘wee’

 The Accra Circuit Court has remanded a plumber and repairer for alleged un­lawful possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

Caleb Amoah, a 31-year-old plumber, and Richmond Tawiah, 23-year-old repairer, were arrested in procession of 160 wrappers, one-and-a half kilograms of com­pressed dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp.

They were also in procession of six packets of tramadol tablets, whitish powder, tied in 45 rubber bags, suspected to be cocaine.

Amoah and Tawiah pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of drugs, and the court presided over by Mrs Kizita Naa Koowa Quarshie adjourned the case to March 8, as it awaits result of test on the drugs at the forensic laboratory.

Prosecuting, Police Inspector Ansah Dacosta said that the com­plainants were police personnel from the La District, whilst ac­cused were residents of La Spare- Part and Apaapa, respectively.

The prosecution said the police arrested Tawiah at a ghetto at Apaapa, and retrieved whitish substances, tied in a plastic bag, suspected to be cocaine from him.

Amoah was also arrested at a ghetto at La Spare-Parts, in pro­cession of dried leaves, suspected to be dried leaves, 106 wrappers and packets of 120mgs tramadol.

The prosecution said accused in their caution statements, admitted the offences and told police that they joined the drug business due to the economic hardship. —GNA

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