Report gathered by our outfit indicates that there was some sort of drama at the Ankaful Prison in the Central Region after three people sneaking illegal substances were arrested.
The suspects, recognized as 38-year-old John Paintsil and Margaret Ampomah from Mankessim, were busted right at the jail premises.
A third suspect likewise identified as Desmond Asamoah was subsequently busted in his home after the team identified him as the sender.
The Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, Supt Vincent Ziniel, affirmed the capture in a meeting with the Adom News.
He clarified that the illegal substances were hidden in pottery bowls locally known as ”apotoyewa” and a wooden grinder, ”tapoli”.
During cross examinations, the busted suspects uncovered they were persuaded to sneak the substance into the jail yard by Mr Asamoah , an ex-convict who was released in 2020.
Mr Paintsil in the midst of tears denied knowledge of the illegal drugs, expressing he was simply aksed to help Margarete in conveying the item whose content he didn’t know about.
Margarete on her part likewise denied knowledge of the illegal drugs, adding that she just carried food to the prisoners and not the weed.
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