The Dormaa Circuit Court has imposed a fine of GH˘ 360 on Adu Mohammed, a driver, for possessing 177 pieces of undocumented lumber.
Mohammed will go to jail for six months if he fails to pay the fine.
Inspector Bismarck Boye Lartey told the court presided by
Alexander Osei Tutu that, on June 14 the Dormaa Municipal Assembly’s
forest task force intercepted a truck driven by Mohammed and loaded
with the lumber at Asuotiano near Wamfie in the Dormaa East District.
He said the task force impounded the vehicle on realizing that
the lumber did not bear any marking nor was the driver carrying any
official documents covering them.
Inspector Lartey said when Mohammed was interrogated he said he
knew the owner but could not give his name. The court ordered that the seized lumber be given to the Dormaa Municipal Assembly to be used for development projects.
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