I Don’t Use Ganja – Ekow Micah

Lester Ekow Micah, the reggae musician, who is facing trial over narcotics related crime, says the prosecution preferred the charges against him because he is a Rastafarian.

He said he never told the police that he used the substance purportedly found in his residence by the police to ‘ginger’ himself in his music career.

The reggae musician told the Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Aboagye Tandaoh, that he never used wee, insisting that the said narcotics was not found in his room.

Ekow, during cross-examination by the prosecutor, ACP Moses Atibilla, said the substance was also not for him.

The father of the 15-year-old Senior High School (SHS) boy on Wednesday mounted a spirited defence in court.

He maintained that the substance was planted there by someone.

According to him, the ‘unidentified friend’ visited his residence the day the police conducted the search in his house.

Ekow stated that the said friend met his sister in the house on his arrival and asked for water because he (Ekow) was at home.

He said his friend rose from his seat and met her sister at the gate after she bought the water.

Andrew Kudzo Vortia, lawyer for Ekow announced that they intend to call a key witness in the trial.

Sitting continues on November 16.
Ekow was on August 4 arrested by the Airport Police over an alleged extortion case currently before another Circuit Court.

The prosecution alleged that the following day at about 11:30 am, the Police visited Micah’s house to conduct a search and in the process, dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp were found in Micah’s bag.

By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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