JUSTICE IRENE C DANQUAH JA
On 22nd July 2003, at Asafo in Kumasi, Policemen on patrol duty were informed that a man was off loading what was suspected to be Indian hemp. The Police rushed to the spot and found the accused sitting with some sacks in front of him. There were fifteen sacks in all. The accused explained that he was transporting the sacks from Badu in the Brong-Ahafo Region to Accra.
The Police took the accused and the sacks to the Drug Law Enforcements Unit where the sacks were opened and found to contain charcoal and leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. The leaves were sent to the forensic laboratory which certified the leaves to be positive for cannabis. In his charge caution statement, he denied the offence. He claimed he was taking the charcoal to one Maame Korkor. The accused person was arraigned before the Regional Tribunal, Kumasi and charged as follows:
Statement of Offence
Possessing Narcotic drug without authority: Section 2 (1) of PNDC Law 236/90.
Particulars of Offe…