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Court defers sentence of trader

An Accra Circuit Court on Monday deferred the sentence of one Festus Agbenyo, a 26 year old trader, who appeared before the court for possession of narcotic drugs.

Festus was arrested on October 18, at the Kpando lorry station, Tema Station branch, in Accra with a black and red travelling bag containing a white polythene sack loaded with dried leave suspected to be narcotic drugs.

He pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted on his own plea.

The court however deferred the sentence to November 7, for the prosecution to test the substance to verify it as well as know the quantity.

The prosecution, Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu told the court that, the complainant is a Driver in charge of a Toyota Hiace mini bus and lives in Accra, while the convict is a trader and lives at Nkonya in the Volta Region.

He said on October 18, at about 1400 hours, the convict boarded the complainant’s vehicle with a travelling bag from Kpando to Accra.

He said on reaching Accra, the complainant smelt an unusual scent in the boot of his vehicle hence he alerted his colleague drivers at the station who together questioned Festus about the content.

Police Chief Inspector Adu told the court that when the bag was opened in the presence of the suspect, it contained a white polythene sack loaded with dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs.

He was arrested and sent to the police station. The exhibits would be forwarded to the Police Crime and Forensic laboratory for examination and report.

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