Trader pleads not guilty for possessing dried leaves

An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case of Ama Forson, a trader, to November 12, to enable the prosecution complete its investigation of alleged possession of quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp without authority.

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The Law Court
The Law Court

Ama, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, told the court earlier that she never knew the leaves were narcotic drugs, because she has been using it for the preparation of herbs for the past nine years.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector E. Afful told the court that the accused person is a drinking bar operator and lives at New Bortianor, Accra.

He said on September 29, the New Weija police conducted a swoop at Bortianor and in the process arrested Ama in her drinking bar.

The prosecution said a search was conducted in her premises and quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was retrieved from a black ladies bag.

Police Chief Inspector Afful told the court that the police also retrieved a wine bottle containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp soaked in liquid.

GNA

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