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General News of Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Source: GNA

BNI asks for more time to complete work on missing cocaine

Accra, Jan. 3, GNA -The Government has granted a request by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for an extension of time beyond the seven-day time frame given to it to investigate the circumstances under which substance that was tested as cocaine turned into sodium bicarbonate.

A statement signed in Accra on Tuesday by Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information, said the BNI had requested for the extension in order to complete its investigations.

Government has, however, indicated that the BNI has up to Friday, January 6, 2012 to present its report to President John Evans Atta Mills.