Lotto writer in court over Indian hemp possession

A 33-year old lotto writer has been remanded into police custody by the Tema circuit court "A" for possessing 33 parcels of Indian hemp.


Jerry John Anachi, who pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotic drug without authority, was remanded to appear before the court on August 3, this year.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Stanley Dzakpasu, prosecuting, told the Court that complainants in the case were policemen stationed at Tema SWAT Unit and Tema Regional CID.

The Court presided over by Mrs. Mariama Samma, was told by prosecution that on November 26,2015, police had information that Anachi was offering a plant material suspected to be Indian hemp for sale at Ashaiman Official Town.

Police personnel arrested the accused and found 33 parcels of the substance and sent it to the Tema Regional CID.

ASP Dzakpasu stated that Anachi admitted the offence in a caution statement adding that each parcel was being sold at GHȻ100.00

The accused, prosecution said, mentioned one Abala now at large as his boss and source of supply.

On June 12, 2016, a test report on the exhibit which was forwarded to Police Forensic Laboratory for examination, confirmed the 33 parcels to be Indian Hemp.

Accused was therefore arraigned before the Court after being charged with the offence.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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