Student, 22, accused of illegal possession of drugs, granted bail

An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to a 22-year-old student, Adam Manan, ac­cused of illegal possession of narcotic drugs.

The plea of the accused was not taken as the Court was waiting for the result of the exhibits from the forensic laboratory.

The Court presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful, therefore, admitted the accused person to GH¢80, 000 bail with two sureties.

The Court ordered that the sureties should be public servants earning not less than GH¢1,500 a month.

The case has been adjourned to February 8, 2023.

Prosecuting Police Inspector Okuffo Teye told the Court that the complainants were Policemen sta­tioned at the National Pa­trol Department Head­quarters, Accra while the accused person was a student at Osu Presby Senior High School and resided at Tudu-Accra.

The Prosecution said on January 2, 2023, the complainants were on duty at Airport Junction Traffic Light to check on criminal activities within the area and its environs.

At about 1130 hours, the complainants intercepted a rider on a motorbike togeth­er with the accused person who was then a pillion rider for questioning.

The Prosecution said during a search on them, two suspected dried leaves and three wrapped whitish substances sus­pected to be narcotic drugs in a brown envelope were found on the accused person.

It said the rider on seeing the un­folding event jumped onto his motor­bike and sped off, leaving the accused person behind.

The Prosecution said the accused person was brought to the station for investigations.

It said the accused person admitted the offence in his cautioned statement and stated that he brought the sub­stances from someone at Tudu, Accra and mentioned one Charles at Shiashie Bus Stop as the one who sent him to buy the said substances but failed to lead the Police for his arrest. -GNA

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