General News of 2013-03-11

Ghana Police to investigate Chris Brown

The Ghana Police Service have begun an investigation into the Chris Brown ‘public wee smoking’ saga.

In a press release signed by the Director of Public Affairs, DSP Cephas Arthur said: “In the case of Chris Brown, a docket has been opened, and we would want to assure the good people of Ghana that the police will do everything possible to get to the bottom of it.”

An Accra-based organization, the Perfector Of Sentiments Foundation, on Wednesday issued a statement calling for the arrest of Chris Brown for “openly smoking marijuana”.

The statement, signed by the organization’s Executive Director noted: “We call on the Ghana Police to immediately effect the arrest of the musician in question, Chris Brown and investigate the circumstances leading to his possession of the said substance during a concert at on the eve of independence day celebration.

Below is the full text of the statement by the Police

The Police have commenced investigation into the formal complaint of Indian hemp smoking made by the CEO of POS Foundation, Mr. Jonathan Osei-Wusu on 6th March 2013 at the Ministries Police station against the popular American RnB artist Chris Brown.

The American RnB star is alleged to have smoked Indian hemp while performing on stage at the Accra Sports Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday 6th March 2013.

Section 5 of narcotic drugs [Control Enforcement and Sanctions] Act, 1990 PNDCL 236, stipulates that “a person shall not, without lawful authority or excuse, smoke, sniff, consume, inject into the body or otherwise administer a narcotic drug on the body of that person.”

We wish to state that all persons, whether visiting or native who does an act in contravention of the above-quoted Act shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.

In the case of Chris Brown, a docket has been opened, and we would want to assure the good people of Ghana that the police will do everything possible to get to the bottom of it.

Meanwhile, we are calling on the public to exercise patience, in the interest of due process and in respect of the rule of law, and provide the police with relevant information in support of the due process.

Source: Citi FM
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