A three-person group allegedly involved in the distribution of drugs to teenagers in James Town, Accra, has been detained by the James Town Police. Alhassan Yakubu, Alhassan Dala, and Awal Iddrisu were accused of doing illegal business involving narcotic substances when they appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. The narcotics believed to be cannabis sativa have been sent to the Forensic lab for analysis, thus the court, presided over by Mrs. Susana Eduful, has preserved the accused individuals’ plea. However, it has allowed the accused to bail in the amount of GHC80,000 with three sureties who must be blood relatives. The Court maintains that the sureties must fall under its purview. The case has been postponed by the court until April 5th, 2023.
On January 6, 2023, the James Town Police Command detained Yakubu, Dala, and Iddrisu based on intelligence that Yakubu was operating in a ghetto and reportedly distributing narcotic substances to the area’s youngsters, according to the prosecution, lead by Inspector Ebenezer Teye Okuffo. After using the narcotics, it was stated, the kids “disturb the general population by stealing their mobile phones and other belongings.” According to the report, after the three accused people were detained by the police, 65 sachets of dried leaves believed to be narcotic substances and GH590 in cash were found on them. The accused people were allegedly discovered smoking some of the illegal narcotics, according to the prosecution.
The prosecution said Yakubu claimed ownership of the drugs and cash saying the money was the sales he had made at the time of his arrest. It said Dala and Awal confessed to the Police that they went to Yakubu’s ghetto to buy and smoke the “stuff”.