The Nsuta Circuit Court has sentenced Dada Musah, 19, a farmer resident at Ejura in Ashanti region to 15 years imprisonment for illegally selling Tramadol.
He was also sentenced to six months imprisonment for causing damage to properties belonging to Ejura police administration. The two sentences run concurrently.
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Prosecuting, ASP Emmanuel Kyei Sarpong said the accused was a farmer and resident at Ejura in the Ashanti region.
He said on August 1, 2018 at about 11.30 am, the police at Ejura accompanied by an eye-witness in this case went to the Ejura market to arrest a suspect on stealing.
He said the police saw the accused selling TRAMADOL in the open market and with the help of some civilians, arrested him.
The prosecutor said the accused resisted arrest and in the process, assaulted a police officer but with the help of some civilian volunteers, he was overpowered and taken to the police station together with a pair of scissors, a bag containing 54 tablets of Tramadol each containing 250 grammes and a cash amount of GHC 200 been the proceeds from the sale of the drugs.
He said at the police station, the suspect became aggressive and caused unlawful damage to some furniture and other items belonging to the police administration.
ASP Kyei Sarpong said in his caution statement, the accused admitted ownership of the drugs, the scissors and the cash so he was arraigned the court.
Her Honour, Ms Lydia Osei Marfo while reading the sentence also cautioned persons dealing in illegal drugs to stop before they are arrested and put before court.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com | Nana Boaten