NARCOTIC DRUGS (CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT AND SANCTIONS) LAW - 1990 (PNDCL 236)

    Section - 28 - Special Power of Investigation.

    (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Attorney-General, if satisfied that it is necessary for the purpose of any investigation into an offence under this Law or any corresponding foreign law, or for the purpose of any proceedings under Part III, may by order in writing, authorise any police officer specified in the order to make an investigation in the matter in a manner or mode as may be specified in the order.

    (2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the order may authorise the investigation, inspection, and taking of copies, of any banker's book or bank account, or any share accounts or purchase account, expense account, or any other account or the inspection of any safe deposit box, in any bank, financial institution, company, firm, association, society or other body, and this shall be sufficient authority for the disclosure or production by any person, of all or any information or accounts or documents or articles as may be required by the officer.

    (3) Any person who wilfully fails or refuses to disclose any such information or to produce any such accounts or documents or articles to the person so authorized is guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine of not less than c200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

    (4) Where any person discloses any information or produces any accounts or documents or articles, to the authorized person, no person shall in respect of such disclosure be liable for any prosecution for any offence under any law, or to any civil claim or action.