28.09.2006 Crime & Punishment

'Cocaine' Police Crosses Border

'Cocaine' Police Crosses Border
LISTEN SEP 28, 2006

Detective Sergeant Samuel Amoah, who together with other four suspects were ordered to be re-arrested, is alleged to be out of the country.

Scraps of information trickling into the office of the ADM reveals that the 'wanted' Detective Sergeant Samuel Amoah got out of the country immediately he was granted 300 million cedis bail by an Accra Circuit court last Monday. He is alleged to have passed through the Ghana- Togo Border to Togo.

Though the Policeman is said to be in Togo, ADM's source said, he would move to Europe from there. When Sergeant Amoah and his comrades; General Sergeant Daniel Nyarko; Detective Lance Corporal Dwamena Yabson; General Sergeant Isaac Asante and General Lance Corporal Peter Bondorin were granted bail, the Attorney General, Joe Ghartey ordered for their re-arrest, but this time Sergent Amoah slipped through the hands of the Police.

The Regional Crime Officer when contacted, said the police are still searching for Samuel Amoah, "for now we don't know whether he is in the country or not".

He however said the other four suspects are in their custody. Sergeant Samuel Amoah and his comrades are alleged to have abetted with one Sheriff to offload the missing 77 parcels of cocaine.

It is alleged that the five Police men mobilized themselves to arrest Sheriff, but when they went they ignored their mission and connived with the suspected drug baron instead.

During one of the court hearing, the Prosecution alleged that the accused persons went on a ride in Sheriff's vehicle to his residence where they took some money and allowed him to go.

In his order for re-arrest, the Mr. Ghartey, who is the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, said his Office has countermanded the decision of the Chief State Attorney, Mr. Cab-Beyuo, who withdrew the abetment charges, adding that fresh charges are to be preferred against the suspects. He said he believes the Chief State Attorney erred.

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