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10.11.2007 General News

Man remanded for possessing Indian Hemp

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A circuit court at Hohoe remanded Kwaku Ademekpor, farmer from Hohoe-Gboxome for possessing five parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.

Ademekpor, who pleaded guilty to possessing the dried leaves, will re-appear on November 30, this year.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Douglas Kumah told the Court presided over by Mr Samuel Sarpong-Appiah that Ademekpor was arrested with the dried leaves at the Golokwati Police checkpoint at about 2100 hours on October 25, when the vehicle with registration number AS 6536 N pulled up.

He said during routine check by the police, five parcels containing the dried leaves were found concealed in a yellow sports mini bag placed on his lap.

Mr Kumah said the suspect admitted the offence and said he was sending the hemp to Accra for sale.