Produce witnesses in Ekow Micah’s case- Court orders

The trial judge hearing the case of Ekow Micah, the musician accused of possessing quantity of drugs suspected to be Indian hemp, has asked the prosecution to produce their witnesses or would be forced to take a decision in the matter.

Mr Aboagye Tandoh had fixed Wednesday to hear the matter but when the case was called prosecuting ACP Moses Atibillah said the “witnesses were suppose to be in court by now but do not know why they have not showed up.”

However, after some time, the case the investigator told the court that the witnesses, who are policemen, were on duty elsewhere.

The trial judge said: “I am committed to the trial. If prosecution is adamant I will be forced to take a decision.

“I want to give the prosecution the last chance to produce their witnesses, if they are unable to do so, I will be forced to direct prosecution to start with the investigator.”

The court, therefore, adjourned the matter to August 27 for hearing.

Micah has, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

Micah is said to have told the Police that he smokes the dried leaves in order to stimulate him in his music career and has therefore been remanded into lawful custody.

Narrating the facts of the case earlier, ACP Atibillah said Micah is a resident of Ogbojo, near Kokrobite in Accra.

He said on August 4, Micah was arrested by the Airport Police over an alleged extortion case currently under investigations.

ACP Atibillah said the following day, at about 1130 hours, the Police and the accused person visited his house to conduct a search and in the process, a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was found concealed in Micah s “back pack”.

Prosecution said the exhibit has been forwarded to the Police Forensic Crime laboratory for examination. GNA

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