Deputy majority leader and member of parliament (MP) for the Ashiaman Constituency in the Greater Accra, Alfred Kwame Agbesi reveals he escaped drug addiction after a man who had lured him into the act died because of the act.
According to him, he was eleven when the drug addict visited him and a few of his mates at school to convince them to smoke some ‘wee’ before they sat their common entrance examinations.
“I could not control myself when I witnessed that the ‘drug man’ was dead. I was shocked he was dead because he made us believe that nothing could defeat us, and that was my first time of seeing a corpse. Immediately, I destroyed all the drugs in my possession because I did not want to die that strange death too,” he narrated.
The revelation made by the majority deputy leader follows recent debates for the legalization of cannabis in Ghana - a debate which has seen the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan argue would held solve the isse of peddling and drug abuse.