Man gets 3mths for possessing drug
8/8/2012 1:00:19 PM -
By Ivy Benson
An Accra Circuit Court has handed down a-three-months jail sentence on an unemployed Ghanaian residing at Odawna Railways, a suburb of Accra, for possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority.
Abire Nsobila, who was convicted on his own plea of guilty to the charge of possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority by the court presided over by Mr. Francis Obiri, was found to have in his possession 14 wrappers of Indian Hemp on August 2,this year.
Meanwhile, his accomplice, Peter Ozor Ike alias Rasta, a Nigerian, who is also unemployed, had been remanded by the court after he pleaded not guilty to the charge of supplying narcotic drug without lawful authority.
Rasta, who is a resident of Alajo, a suburb of Accra, is expected to re-appear before the court on August 21, this year, for continuation.
Prosecuting the case before the court, ASP Reindolf Agyemang told the court that on July 30, this year, Raster gave an unknown number of wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp to Nsobila at Odawna Railways, Kwame Nkrumah Circle for sale.
Additionally, Rasta gave his accomplice, Nsobila GH¢30, being part of the proceeds, but went back on August 2, this year, to demand for his money, the court heard.
According to ASP Agyemang, Nsobila failed to give Rasta the said money as he informed him that the 'stuff' had been stolen and, therefore, had no money to give him.
Rasta, who was not happy with the situation, forcibly removed a purse containing GH¢7 cash from the pocket of Nsobila, but as he walked away, his accomplice chased him up and hit him with a stick forcing him to drop the purse he took away, the court was informed.
'The first accused person thereafter rushed to the Neoplan Police Post and falsely reported that he was attacked by 2nd accused and his wallet containing cash of GH¢450 and a Nokia mobile phone valued at GH¢50 were stolen', ASP Agyemang told the court.
Rasta, therefore, led the police to arrest Nsobila, who revealed the whole secret to the police and further made available 14 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, as the rest of the illicit drug Rasta brought for sale.