10.07.2008 Crime & Punishment

Pastor and three others arrested for possessing wee

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The Kade police have arrested four persons including a man said to be a pastor for possessing large quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

They are Lawrence Aboagye, 64, who is described as a pastor of the Aladula Church at Kade, Jonas Kwame Odame, 34, Kwaku Odei, 35 and Prince Kwarkye, 19, a student.

The men were picked up at Kade during a police operation on Monday night led by Superintendent Wisdom Akorli, the Kade District Police Commander.

Briefing newsmen at Kade, Mr Akorli said following a tip-off, the police proceeded to a house at Kade where they discovered the stuff and arrested the men.

The suspected Indian hemp was packed in nine black large bags.

Mr Akorli said the suspects would be processed for court and the stuff sent to the police forensic laboratory in Accra for examination

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