Crime Trader gets 10 years over 'wee' jollof

Seidu Issah mixed wee with jollof for one Latifah Ibrahim. He did this after the girl questioned him about his narcotic trade.

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An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced a 20-year-old trader who mixed jollof with wee to 10-year jail term.

Seidu Issah mixed wee with jollof for one Latifah Ibrahim. He did this after the girl questioned him about his narcotic trade.

The presiding judge, Aboagye Tandoh, said the convict who had admitted the offence, would be sentenced on his own guilty plea.

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The lawyer for the accused Andrew Kudjo Vortia had earlier pleaded with the judge to deal leniently with his client because he (client) did not waste the time of the court.

The judge, therefore, said the court would balance Seidu’s conduct with his plea for leniency.

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He was charged with unlawfully possessing narcotics and his sentence earlier deferred to October 17, for the substance to be tested.

The prosecutor of the case DSP Mario narrated that Seidu’s wife operates a drinking spot at Dome in the Greater Accra region and he had been peddling narcotics in and around the spot.

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At about 7:30 am on September 23, this year, the wife of the complainant found her younger sister, Latifah Ibrahim, deeply asleep at the spot.

They later found out that Seidu had cooked used wee to cook jollof rice for Latifah causing her to sleep till the following day. The prosecutor said when Seidu was arrested 58 wraps and compressed parcel of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (wee) was found on him.

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