Court adjourns Ekow Micah’s case to Sept 22

Micah is before the court for allegedly possessing a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

Ekow Micah's plea was rejected

The Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the trial of Ekow Micah, the musician who is on remand for allegedly possessing a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The adjournment followed the absence of counsel for the accused in court.

When the case was called last Wednesday, Micah told the court that he had called his counsel, Mr John David Merson, who had informed him in the morning that he was at the court.

The court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, adjourned the trial to September 22, 2015.

Accused

He has been charged with possessing a narcotic drug but has pleaded not guilty.

Previous sitting

At the last sitting on September 4, the court asked police investigators handling the case to ascertain the quantity of suspected Indian hemp found when Micah’s house was searched.

The court wanted to know the quantity of the substance, since that would inform its decision.

The judge gave the directive after the investigator, Corporal Richmond Ayayi, had failed to state the exact quantity of dried leaves found on the accused person.

Background

Micah, according to the prosecution, is a resident of Ogbojo, near Krokobitey in Accra.

On August 4, this year, he was arrested by the Airport police over an alleged extortion case currently under investigations.

The following day the police and the accused person visited his house to conduct a search and in the process, a quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp was found concealed in the accused person’s backpack.

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