Rapper Kwaw Kese who was arrested on Saturday by the police in Kumasi for smoking cannabis in public will appear before court today, Monday.
He was arrested at a wine shop close to Plus Two pub at Nhyiaseo, a suburb of Kumasi. The Police, after the arrest, ruled out bail for him.
Myjoyonline reports that, ASP Charles Appiah, Head of Drug Law Enforcement Unit told Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor, the musician was arrested around 11pm 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.
Erastus Asare Donkor told Myjoyonline.com Monday that the police say they are yet to send the docket to the Administrator for Legal Affairs before a court will be selected.
The police, he added, will put the rapper before court on Monday as soon as that is done.
ASP Mohammed Tanko, Ashanti Regional Police PRO speaking on Dwaso Nsem on Adom FM Monday said Kwaw Kese could face a minimum of 10 years’ imprisonment if found guilty.