A 12-year-old boy at Otenkrom in the Western region is said to have been admitted to the hospital after consuming toffee suspected to be laced with cannabis.
The boy, Jibril, according to a report by Accra-based Rainbow Radio, started behaving abnormally after consuming the locally-made toffee, popularly referred to as ‘wudaa wudaa’, to wit: 'You are deeply asleep'.
The victim, who reportedly used his pocket money to purchase the toffee, started jumping around and shouting, prompting people to take him to the hospital.
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Last month, Ama Forson, a mother of nine and a drinking bar operator, was sentenced to to 11 years with hard labour for selling alcohol mixed with Indian hemp to the public.
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She broke down in tears during her sentencing at the Accra Circuit Court .
The police arrested her in a swoop at Bortianor in the Ga Central Municipality, after a search on her premises, retrieved quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp from her black ladies’ handbag.
The search also revealed a wine bottle containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and liquid.