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

    Section - 34 - Cessation of Order.

    (1) An order under subsection (1) of section 31-

    (a) shall, in the case of an order against a person referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (1), cease to remain in force if no application to the Court under section 16 is filed by the Attorney-General against that person within fourteen days after date of the service of the order;

    (b) shall, in the case of an order against a person referred to in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) cease to remain in force if that person is not charged with an offence under this Law within fourteen days of the date of the service of the order;

    (c) shall cease to remain in force if the Court records a finding under subsection (2) of section 18 that the person named in the order is not a liable person, or in the case of a person prosecuted for an offence, if he is acquitted of the offence;

    (d) shall cease to apply to any property in respect of which the court records a finding under subsection (2) of section 18 that it is not illegal property.

    (2) Where an order under subsection (1) of section 31 ceases to remain in force, or ceases to apply to any property that cessation shall not be a bar to any fresh order being made at any time against any person to whom the earlier order applied, or in respect of any property affected by the earlier order.

    Provided that the fresh order shall relate to a fresh application or a fresh prosecution.

    (3) Where an order under subsection (1) of section 31 is in force in relation to any property, a police officer may, for the purposes of preventing that property from being removed from Ghana, seize that property; and any property so seized shall be dealt with in accordance with the directions of the court.

    (4) No information obtained under this section shall be admissible in evidence in the trial of any person from whom it was obtained if it is proved that it was obtained by duress.