Ghana: Who turned cocaine into washing soda in court?
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has dismissed the two reports issued by the Justice Agnes Dordzie Committee and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) on the cocaine-turn-soda saga, saying that the premises on which the findings and conclusions are based are flawed.
Addressing a press conference to comment on the reports issued by the Justice Dordzie Committee and the BNI Thursday on the cocaine saga, the Director-General of the CID, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Prosper K. Agblor said, the police had decided to provide a GH¢50,000, about $30,000.00 reward for anyone who would volunteer credible information leading to the unraveling of the mystery and help bring the perpetrators to book, irrespective of who they were and which institution they worked for.
While maintaining the position of the police that the exhibit had not been transformed into sodium carbonate on the premises of the police, Mr Agblor observed that both reports from the committee and the BNI “have not addressed the issue of where, how, when and by whom the exhibit was swapped.”
He pledged the police support to all efforts to arrive at the truth.
Outlining the reasons for dismissing the findings and conclusions of the two reports, Agblor explained that before the exhibit was tendered in court, there was no evidence that it had been tampered with, for which reason no objection was raised by the defense counsel nor the court.
“As soon as the seal was broken and the court took custody of the exhibit, the police had no dealings with it again, as the chain of custody had been broken,” the Ghana police official said.
WADR’s Accra correspondent, Kofi Agyepong has more in this report.lick
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