Police Grabs Adenta ‘Wee’ Driver


Kwame Ofori
The Adenta Police Command has finally arrested the driver of the Hyundai mini bus which was conveying quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (wee) on the Dodowa-Madina road.

The trotro bus with registration number GT 4680-14, was allegedly transporting six bags of the substance and additional two bags filled with 109 compressed slabs of the dry leaves.

Chief Superintendent Martin Ayiih, Adenta divisional commander, told DAILY GUIDE that Kwame Ofori, the driver of the vehicle, was handed over to the police by the car owner (name withheld) on Friday, September 4, 2015 and was detained to assist in investigations.

According to the police boss, when questioned as to how the dry leaves got into his Hyundai mini bus, Kwame Ofori said the owner hired his services to convey the items to his (owner’s) Chorkor residence.

The driver, according to the police, intimated that the said owner of the items transported them from a village near Akosombo in the Eastern Region via a Sprinter bus, but the vehicle, upon reaching Frafraha Prisons Junction, developed a mechanical fault.

‘It was then that the owner hired the Hyundai mini bus to transport them to his residence at Chorkor,’ Ofori averred.

He said that he abandoned the vehicle and escaped with his mate after realizing that they were being followed by the police.

Police has since visited the house of the supposed owner at Chorkor but he was not available.

It would be recalled that the Adenta divisional police on August 29, 2015, around 4:30 pm intercepted a Hyundai mini bus fully loaded with dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The vehicle was from Dodowa and heading towards Madina, a suburb of Accra.

Two men who were on board the bus abandoned the vehicle and bolted upon seeing the police.

A driver’s licence with name Kwame Ofori, aged about 36 years, was discovered in the vehicle.

It was immediately towed to the Adenta divisional police headquarters by the law enforcement agency.

Chief Superintendent Martin Ayiih told journalists that  personnel from the National Police Patrol Department (also known as the visibility police team) on duty at Adenta-Dodowa Junction intercepted the Hyundai mini bus carrying the substance.

When the driver was signaled to stop, he refused to comply and sped off toward Madina.

The police then gave him a hot chase and sensing danger that he might be caught up in traffic at Madina, branched off the main road towards the P&E Engineers area.

Unfortunately, that road does not go through and so the vehicle   was trapped at the dead end of it (road).

The driver then switched off the engine of the vehicle and bolted with the keys.

When the car was inspected, police discovered that the suspects were transporting six bags of dry leaves and some other two bags loaded with 109 compressed slabs of the substance suspected to be wee.

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By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey


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