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July 6, 2020

 

Security operatives didn’t plant weed on Apostle Kwabena Adjei – Seth Acheampong

Jun 11, 2020

Chairman of Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee Seth Acheampong has dismissed claims that security operatives who picked up Apostle Kwabena Adjei on June 9, planted illegal narcotic substances on him.

He has been remanded in police custody after being charged with among others, ‘threat of death’ allegedly directed at chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah, and ‘possession of narcotics.’

Minority Spokesperson on Defence and Interior James Agalga claims planting of marijuana on suspects by security operatives is a common practice.

Mr Agalga believes that a similar situation in the pastor’s arrest will not be farfetched describing his right to fair trial as ‘already compromised.’

“At the time of his arrest he was not searched, the weed was not readily found on him. Subsequently we see him before the cameras with substances suspected to be weed. The question to as is, did somebody plant the weed on the suspect?” he quizzed.

 The Police administration in October last year, warned its officers to be professional following reports that some officers deliberately plant weed in vehicles of civilians so they can turn around to arrest them, a development the Builsa North MP suspects cannot be ruled out.

But the Chairman of Parliament’s Defence and Interior Committee Seth Acheampong clarified that the security agencies did not plant any narcotic substances on Apostle Kwabena Adjei adding that any such act “would be criminal in its nature.”

“This was not a plant by any security service. We all watched the social media clips that are flying around. You would see that the guy had a pouch on him, I don’t need to go further. The investigations would speak for itself and I don’t think anybody will take interest in planting substance on any other fellow… nobody should encourage that,”Mr Acheampong said.

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