Court jails businesswoman for drugs
A businesswoman from whose
wardrobe at Tudu in Accra the police retrieved 300 wrappers of
cocaine and eight wrappers of cannabis has been sentenced to 15
years' imprisonment by a Circuit Court in Accra.
Aminatu Sugah, charged with possessing narcotic drugs
without lawful authority, pleaded not guilty.
The court, however, found her guilty at the end of the
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Eric Amoako, the
prosecutor, told the court that at about 1700 hours on July 11, 2006,
personnel of the Greater Accra Regional CID had a tip-off that the
occupants of House number E45/1 at Tudu had a consignment of
The prosecution said the team proceeded to the location
and arrested Aminatu in a room.
According to the prosecutor, when a search was
conducted in the rooms 300 wrappers suspected to be cocaine were
found concealed in a wardrobe.
Eight wrappers and a small quantity of dried leaves
suspected to be cannabis sativa (wee) and cash of 5.15 million cedis
(GHC 515) suspected to be proceeds from the sale of the drugs
were also found by police.