Crime & Punishment Mon, 15 Sep 2014

Chief Inspector, 2 others grabbed

Chief Inspector Paul Akpabli, 56, has been put before an Accra Circuit Court with two others for allegedly allowing the two to load 283 slabs of substance believed to be Cannabis Sativa, also known as wee, into a vehicle at Edoe, Dzodze, in the Volta Region.

The suspect was put in a court presided over by Francis Obiri and charged with his two accomplices - Peter Kamassah, 23 and Daniel?Ekualiho, 26 – on conspiracy to commit crime and possessing narcotic drugs without licence.

They have pleaded not guilty and have been remanded into police custody while the case has been adjourned to September 25, 2014.

According to the facts of the case, the complainants are SWAT police officers and Actable is stationed at Golokoati while Kumassah is the driver of a Hyundai mini-bus with registration number AS 6936-09 at Dzodze, and his mate being Ekualho.

On August 10, 2014, at about 10:00 am, the complainants had information that the driver and his mate were driving towards Edoe in Dzodze with 283 slabs of suspected cannabis loaded in seven fertilizer bags.


It stated that the complainants consequently waited at Sokode for the driver, his mate and Akpabli, who accompanied them, and noted that after the suspects had been ordered to stop and the vehicle searched, the mate confessed that the police officer was accompanying them, having collected GH¢400 from them.

Furthermore, it stated that the driver and his mate said they met the police officer at Kpeve-Tornu and handed him the money.

The facts indicated that when the police inspector was searched, an amount of GH¢1,100 was found on him and that the mate was able to?identify the money he had given to him.

Investigations by the police officers revealed that the chief inspector and the mate spoke several times on the phone earlier that same day, and? was arraigned before the court after investigations had been concluded.

Source: Daily Guide