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How a Police Detective Sergeant Anane Dei became a drug addict

A dismissed Sergeant of the Ghana Police Service who is currently being rehabilitated at the Chosen Rehabilitation Centre in Accra; Detective Sergeant Nobert Anane Dei has recounted how he got hooked to drugs.

The former police officer who was an integral part in the infamous MV Benjamin cocaine bust disclosed to Kofi Adomah Nwanwanii in an interview restreamed by that he and other colleagues despite rejecting a $35,000 bribe from the drug peddlers and arresting them, kept some of the contraband goods to themselves and later planned to sell to someone in Tema.

“We did not declare the full arrest and kept some of the drugs which we later tried finding a buyer at Tema who called some Nigerians to buy our share of the booty. In the process of buying the substance, they brought someone to test and be certain it was a genuine product. These guys are testers because they use it who confirmed it was a solid product. I was curious while observing the process and also opted to test even though I had never taken drugs”, he revealed.

According to him, his first test proved the substance was powerful and subsequently he became hooked and could not live without it.

“I started going to the area to buy some and gradually became hooked even though I was a policeman. The money I realized from the sale of the huge quantities was reinvested in my addiction. It was demonic. I was later introduced to heroin in various suburbs of the Tema enclaves. It got to a point I was feeling very unwell with various ailments if I did not get the substance. I was regularly on the drug for one month and continually absented myself from work. I was fired from the service for desertion of duty because I stopped going to work”, he sadly recounted.



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