Kwaw Kese to appear in court on drug use charges

Hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese, who was arrested by the police in Kumasi, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public will appear before court Monday.

The controversial musician was arrested on Saturday at a wine shop close to Plus2 pub at Nhyiaeso, a suburb of Kumasi. Police ruled out bail for him.

ASP Charles Appiah, Head of Drug Law Enforcement Unit told the media, that the musician was arrested around 11pm on Saturday and has been in police custody since.

Kwaw Kese, popularly called Abodam, “was sitting in an open place in front of the wine shop with other friends and he was smoking cannabis,” ASP Appiah said.

He explained that a police patrol team saw him smoking the cannabis and consequently arrested him.

“We all know cannabis and he will not deny, he hasn’t denied,” the policeman said.

According to the police, Kwaw Kese will be put before court on a provisional charge of use of narcotic drug without lawful authority.

ASP Mohammed Tanko, Ashanti Regional Police PRO speaking to the media on Monday said Kwaw Kese could face a minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment if found guilty. 

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