Bragging Ghana Police couldn’t jail Chris Brown
|Chris Brown lighting ‘weed’ and DSP Cephas Arthur|
As quoted in the Section 5 of Narcotic Drugs Control Enforcement and Sanctions Act, 1990 PNDC Law 236, “a person shall not, without lawful authority or excuse, smoke, sniff, consume, inject into the body or otherwise administer a narcotic drug on the body of that person.” Unless there have been some unknown changes in the NDCEFS Act.
“Meanwhile, we are calling on the public to exercise patience, in the interest of due process and in respect of the rule of law, and provide the police with relevant information in support of the due process,” the statement assured.
After smoking, Chris Brown flew off the country amid huge media discussions, coupled with police promise and assurances, but has Ghana Police Service said or done anything about Chris Brown-‘weed’ saga-investigation after many months of his total disregard to the country’s law with impunity?
It is ridiculous and indeed outrageous how the police administration pays lip service to matters relating to drugs and criminality in recent times.
Their typical defensive and fanciful assurances to the public usually result to nothing and it is imperative to mention that the agency (Police) have now become paper tigers instead of “an institution of action”.
Unlike issues on Cocaine, culprits caught smoking or possessing “weed” (Indian Hemp) are immediately hurriedly arraigned for court hearing without slight investigations, yet they face the full exactitudes of the law, spending at least 10 to 20 years imprisonment.
As reported by Ghana News Agency on March 26, 2009: “Farmer jailed 15 years for possessing ‘wee’”. “The Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Mr. S. K. Sarpong Appiah, has sentenced a 28-year-old farmer to 15 years’ imprisonment in hard labour for possessing narcotic drugs. Kwame Sasu Hayford pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing narcotic drugs without authority.”
But, if Mr. IGP has too much on his hands, I guess he can delegate his able Director of Public Affairs, DSP Cephas Arthur to set the records straight. I rest my case!
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