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Two policemen, who allegedly assisted two drug dealers to carry out their activities, have appeared before the Ho Circuit Court.

They are Constable Justice Sakyi, 29, stationed at Kpeve Police Station and Constable Kwaku Akuffo, 28, of Peki Police Station.

A computer engineer, Boniface Agbozo, 28, and a petty trader Prince Ofori, 31, also faced charges.

They all pleaded not guilty to three charges of conspiracy to trade in narcotics, possessing and transporting narcotic drugs.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Agboado told the court that on December 31, 2011, Boniface and Prince Ofori went to a village near Kpando and bought parcels of Indian hemp worth GH?400 from an unidentified person.

The Regional Patrol team had information about the activities of the suspects and told Constable Sakyi, who was on duty at the Peki-Ayensu Police Barrier with Constable Kwaku Akuffo that an unidentified black Benz vehicle from Have with two occupants was moving towards the barrier.

Accordingly, the patrol team instructed the policemen on duty to intercept the vehicle and arrest the occupants.

On receipt of the message, Constable Sakyi refused to inform the sergeant, but conspired with Akuffo to assist the suspected drug dealers.

Eventually when the Benz vehicle with registration number GR 3535 T arrived at the check-point, the occupants, Agbozo and Ofori told Sakyi that they were transporting 15 parcels of Indian hemp to Accra.

The two policemen therefore agreed to help the suspects to discharge the drug into a nearby bush to outwit the patrol team. The plan was successfully executed.

The patrol team, which could not locate any exhibit, decided to arrest the two businessmen for further investigations.

On the way, Boniface Agbozo broke down and narrated the incident to the officers, but Sakyi denied knowledge of matter.

Sakyi, after thorough interrogation, admitted his involvement and informed them that they had “relocated” the drug.

He finally led the police to retrieve the exhibit.

The accused persons were remanded into custody to re-appear in two weeks’ time, while the exhibits were sent to Accra for forensic examination.

 From Fred Duodu, Ho



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