You are here: HomeNews2019 08 29Article 776379

Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 29 August 2019


Footballer remanded for allegedly possessing Indian hemp

File photo File photo

The Nkawie Circuit Court has remanded an 18-year-old footballer into prison custody for possessing dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.

Abdul Majeed Hansen was arrested at Apatrapa in the Kwadaso Municipality with 39 wraps of the suspected psychoactive drug.

His plea was not taken and he was ordered by Judge, Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, to make his next appearance on September 13.

Police Inspector Ruth Gborson told the court that the complainants were intelligence officers from the Suntreso Police District in Kumasi.

She said on August 16, at about 1830 hrs, the officers were on patrol duties in the Kwadaso Municipality and arrested the suspect in the process.

The prosecutor said the police retrieved 39 wrappers from the suspect and in his caution statement, he admitted to be the owner of the substance. He was, therefore, charged and brought before the Court.

Join our Newsletter