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Police officer, six others nabbed for peddling narcotics


Seven persons, including a police officer, have been arrested by police in Wa in the Upper West Region, for alleged extortion and narcotics peddling.

The men were apprehended after one of the suspects led a team of policemen to their hideout.

Addressing the media on Thursday, the Upper West Regional Police Commander, DCOP Boapeah Okyere, said the police found the suspected narcotic substances after a search of the suspect’s room.

One Hakeem Kasim, 28, was arrested in a residence in a suburb of Wa, after he was caught wrapping some substances suspected to be narcotics drugs.

People found in the house with Hakeem were also arrested.

Hakeem subsequently led police to the room of Constable Nana Amako Donkor who was also arrested, DCOP Boapeah Okyere stated.

DCOP Boapeah Okyere also cautioned the public to beware of persons who come in cunning ways to extort from them.

“The police would like to use this opportunity to caution the public to be wary and careful of such people parading as informants and defrauding high ranking personnel with sugar-coated information. Such people use the success stories of known arrests made elsewhere as their brainchild,” he said.

This arrest follows the Wednesday apprehension of another police officer, Corporal Raymond Amegashie, who is believed to be the leader of a robbery gang that attacked and robbed a supermarket in Nungua in the Greater Accra Region.