An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday discharged Corporal Isaac Okine and Lance Corporal Dennis Maakogor Pwamang, both policemen and Felix Bani, Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) officer for alleged supply of narcotic drug without lawful authority.

The court presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, said the court discharged the accused persons upon an advice made by the Attorney-General?s Department and filed to the court.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aidan Derry, prosecuting told the court that both policemen and the BNI officer were stationed at Bole.

He said on February 13, the patrol team had a tip-off that Yakubu Eddisah, unemployed was selling narcotic drugs at Band-Nkwanta, a mining community near Bole.

He said the team proceeded to the exact location where the accused person was arrested with 38 wraps of rocky substance and wraps of powdery substance all suspected to be narcotic drugs.

The prosecution also said they found a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.

?During interrogation, Yakubu claimed ownership of the suspected narcotic drugs and denied knowledge of the suspected cannabis,? he added.

DSP Derry said Yakubu also mentioned the two policemen and the BNI officer as his suppliers.

He said according to Yakubu, he provided information to the arrest of a drug peddler at Bole during which they retrieved the suspected narcotic drugs.

Yakubu also claimed that the officers collected GH? 1,000 from the dealer and set him free and handed some of the substance to him as his share of his booty.

Upon their arrest they denied knowledge of the offense in their cautioned statements.

Meanwhile, the court would determine the fate of Yakubu on the charge of possessing narcotic drug. The court convicted Yakubu on his own plea and he would re-appear Monday June 16 for sentencing. GNA


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