Statement: Ghana Police to begin investigations into Chris Brown smoking controversy

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The Police have commenced investigation into the formal complaint of Indian hemp smoking made by the CEO of POS Foundation, Mr. Jonathan Osei-Wusu on 6th March 2013 at the Ministries Police station against the popular American RnB artist Chris Brown.

The American RnB star is alleged to have smoked Indian hemp while performing on stage at the Accra Sports Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday 6th March 2013.

Section 5 of narcotic drugs [Control Enforcement and Sanctions] Act, 1990 PNDCL 236, stipulates that “a person shall not, without lawful authority or excuse, smoke, sniff, consume, inject into the body or otherwise administer a narcotic drug on the body of that person.”

We wish to state that all persons, whether visiting or native who does an act in contravention of the above-quoted Act shall be dealt with in accordance with the law.

In the case of Chris Brown, a docket has been opened, and we would want to assure the good people of Ghana that the police will do everything possible to get to the bottom of it.

Meanwhile, we are calling on the public to exercise patience, in the interest ofdue process and in respect of the rule of law, and provide the police with relevant information in support of the due process.

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