By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, Sept. 24, GNA – Two women were on Thursday arrested by officers of the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) for attempting to smuggle 39 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana and other prohibited items to inmates at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison.
Grace Kusi, 60, a resident of Winneba was visiting one Ali Umaru Fulani who was serving a 15-year sentence in hard labour while Mary Nyankah, 22, was also visiting Razak Abubakar, a convict serving 63-year jail term in hard Labour.
Grace concealed 22 parcels of the dried leaves in a locally manufactured soap popularly called “azuma blows” together with five Samsung mobile phones, ten mobile phone chargers, eight earpieces, two Tigo sim cards and a miniature pair of scissors.
Mary on the other hand, concealed 17 parcels of the suspected substance in similar soaps but luck eluded them as a thorough check by the prison officers on duty at the gate found the substances on them.
Confirming the incidence to the GNA, the Central Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Prisons, Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) Daniel Machator said upon questioning, Grace claimed her husband, Fulani’s friend at Yeji sent her to deliver the items to the inmate.
He said Mary also alleged that her boyfriend, an employee of Tema Harbour sent her to deliver the items to Abubakar.
ASP Machator said Mary told the officers that the supposed boyfriend accompanied her to the place but he did not enter the facility with her.
He said the suspects had been handed over to the Elmina Command of the Ghana Police Service for further investigation.