Ankaful Prisons: Correction officer busted for smuggling weed to inmates

A Prison Officer has been caught attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Maximum Security Prison at Ankaful. The incident occurred Sunday evening.

The accused, whose name has been withheld for security reasons, was caught with the drug concealed in a mosquito repellent container into the correction facility after a search.

Central Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, DSP Daniel Mechator who confirmed the incident to says the officer has since been detained for questioning.

DSP Mechator added that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is also expected to lay charges.

The Ghana Prisons Service, according to the PRO, is taking all necessary steps to cleanse itself of “such recalcitrant officers to at least have a near-perfect” security system at the Ankaful Main Camp Prison and the Maximum Security Prison.

Ankaful Prison Officer jailed 13 years for possessing narcotics

This is not the first incident recorded at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prisons.

An officer who works at the facility was arrested in August 2016, as he attempted to throw some substances believed to be Indian hemp to inmates.

Second Class Officer Abibula Nankpa, was finally found guilty of the crime on Monday, April 30, 2018 by a Capecoast Circuit Court.

He was sentenced to thirteen [13] years in prison in hard labour.

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