NPP social commentator remanded for alleged narcotics possession...

A social commentator on political issues, Nana Darkwa, has been arrested for allegedly possessing a narcotic drug without lawful authority.

He has, consequently, been arraigned before an Accra circuit court and remanded to reappear on August 20, 2014. 

When he appeared in court yesterday, Darkwa pleaded not guilty to the charge of possessing narcotic drugs but his plea was not taken and he was remanded by the court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri, to reappear on August 20, 2014.

Prosecuting, Inspector K. Adu told the court that the complainant was a police inspector stationed at Amasaman, while Nana Darkwa was self-employed and resident at Accra New Town.

He said on August 10, 2014, the complainant, who was in charge of the Amasaman Day Patrol Team, was patrolling Amasaman and its environs when he and the team had information that some land guards were harassing individual land developers at Ayawaso.

He said while the patrol team was on its way to Ayawaso, it spotted the accused person sitting beside a wooden kiosk with a plastic bowl containing a slab of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, a box of matches, a packet of Kingsize cigarettes and a lighter.

On seeing the police, the accused took to his heels.

Inspector Adu said the police took custody of the exhibits, chased the accused and arrested him.