Court sentences Security guard, 25, to 200 penalty units
A 25 years Security guard was sentenced to 200 penalty units for possessing narcotics drug.
The Ashaiman circuit court has slapped a security guard with a-200 penalty units for unlawful possession or control of narcotic drugs. Kulley Agbe Johnny aged, 25, was found guilty, convicted, and sentenced for possessing five wraps of cannabis weighed 4.44g contrary to section 37(2)(A) of the Narcotics Commission Act 2020. The court, presided over by His Honour Simon Gaga gave him a-200-penalty units amounting to GHS2,400.00 or in default serve 6 months In Hard Labour. Prosecution:ASP Mrs. D. Boadu Pepra presenting the PW/Constable Melody Hornuvo Investigative case in court said the complainants are Police Officers from both the Ashaiman District Police and Adjei-Kojo District Police Commands. Prosecution said the accused person Kulley Agbe Johnny is a 35 year old security man residing at Ashaiman Kuffour Station. On 30/06/2022 at about 7:00 pm, an operation was conducted within the Adjei-Kojo jurisdiction to apprehend people involved in criminal activities. During the operation, a public transport popularly called trotro was stopped near the Community 24 Dam and was searched. Prosecution said whilst the car was being searched, the accused person was seen with a black polythene bag in his hand. When he was asked to open the black polythene bag he was handing, wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was seen in the polythene bag. Prosecution said the accused person was arrested and brought to the Kanewu Police Station where a report was made. Prosecution said he was duly cautioned and five wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs were sealed in the presence of the accused person and signed by him and an independent witness, one Ebenezer Oppong of Kanewu. The exhibits were forwarded to the Forensic Science Laboratory where it was tested and the results showed that the dried leaves tested positive for cannabis. After investigations, accused person was charged with the offence on the charge sheet and put before the honourable court.