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03.05.2007 Crime & Punishment

Cocaine Case: Six More Cops Arrested

Cocaine Case: Six More Cops Arrested

Six more of the nine policemen from the Accra Regional Police Command who were interdicted for allegedly dealing in narcotic drugs have been arrested.

The six were arrested when they called at the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra to report themselves and assist the police in their investigations. They are currently in police cells awaiting further directives.

They are Inspector Oppong Kyei, Station Officer of the Monitoring Unit of the Accra Region, Lance Corporal Tony Adjei, Lance Corporal Isaac Annan, Lance Corporal George Akoi, Lance Corporal Dominic Ameza and Constable Collins, all of the Monitoring Unit.

Two others, Detective Inspector Nana Oppong of the Regional CID and Sergeant Francis Arthur of the Monitoring Unit, had failed to report themselves and their whereabouts are not known.

According to a police source, Constable Ekow Russel, also of the Monitoring Unit, and Maxwell Antwi, a drug suspect, who were arrested earlier, had been arraigned before an Accra circuit court and remanded in custody to reappear before the court on a later date.

The Monday, April 30, 2007 edition of this paper carried the story of nine policemen from the Accra Regional Police Command who had been interdicted for their alleged involvement in narcotic drugs.

One of them, Constable Russel of the Monitoring Unit of the Accra Region, was immediately arrested and put behind bars to assist the police in their investigations.

A drug suspect, Maxwell Antwi, was arrested for possessing a quantity of substances suspected to be cocaine and he allegedly mentioned Constable Russel as his source of supply.

Antwi, who was arrested around Nyamekye, near the Kata Hotel, on March 7, further told the police, upon interrogation, that he had already sold part of the drugs and given the money to Constable Russel.

Story by Mary Mensah

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