Adeyemi Olabi Adewumi, a level 400 student of the University of Ghana, Legon, who allegedly hid four wrappers of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian hemp in his television set on his way to Lagos, has found himself in the grips of the law.
The student, who was put before an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Eric Kyei Baffour, pleaded not guilty to possession of narcotic drug without lawful authority and has been granted a GH¢ 10.000 bail with two sureties and one to be justified.
The case has been adjourned to October 11, 2010.
DSP Kofi Blagodzi, the prosecuting officer who presented the facts of the case, told the court that the complainant in the case is Jackson Kobbi, the owner of Chisec Transport Company based at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
He said some of the complainant’s buses run from Accra to Lagos and back on a daily basis, noting that accused person, on September 2, 2010 at about 7am, arrived at the station with his luggage to board one of the buses to Lagos.
According to t he police officer, all passengers were scrutinized by the transport owner as part of his duty to ensure that no one carried anything illegal, adding that it was in the process of searching the luggage of the passengers that he detected a parcel of substance suspected to Indian hemp concealed in a television set among the items.
Explaining further, the prosecutor said the complainant asked whose luggage it was and no one claimed it but he suspected that it might be that of the accused person. He therefore reported the matter to the police, after which the student was picked up for questioning.
He said the accused person, in his caution statement, denied knowledge of the substance but was later arraigned after police concluded their investigations.
Source: D Guide