Teenagers in police custody … For possession of Indian hemp
By Dora Akyaa Asare
Eight teenagers have been arrested by the Dansoman Police command for possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. They are currently in police custody assisting the police in investigations.
The suspects include Jude Aganah, 14 a native of Bolgatanga, Idi Gariba, 17, from Niger, Nash Yaya 18 from Bawku and Maxwell Agbeli, 23, a driver and native of Ho. The others include unemployed Raman Abdul Siedu, 19, from Burkina Faso, unemployed Ibrahim Shaibu, 17, from Atebubu, James Mensah, 19, a native of Ada and also unemployed, and Salifu Bawa,19, a student from Benin.
The Dansoman Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Owusu briefed The Chronicle on the arrest in Accra, yesterday. He noted that on October 25, 2012, at about 4:30am while on a normal patrol duty around Sukura, a suburb of Accra, the eight teenagers were arrested around the Sukura market for smoking and possession of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
According to him, his outfit had a tip off that a group of young men in the neighborhood usually smoke Indian hemp. He said upon the tip off, a team of policemen were quickly dispatched to the area and arrested the eight suspects.
A search on Jude Aganah, Idi Gariba and Raman Abdul Siedu revealed three wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. Upon interrogation, it was revealed that the suspects bought the dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp from an undisclosed person.
Meanwhile, the police said they are making efforts to find the culprit and bring him/her to book. Currently, the suspects are being processed for court.
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