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I was arrested every week – Dr. Likee Reflects on His Past as a Drug Trafficker

Ghanaian actor and skit maker, Ebenezer Akwasi Antwi, popularly known as Dr. Like, has recently shared shocking details about his previous life.

During an interview with actress Emelia Brobbey on her Okukuseku show, Dr. Likee confessed to being involved in the illicit drug trade. He disclosed that after dropping out of secondary school, he faced difficulties and worked as a scrap dealer before becoming a landguard.

The actor went on to reveal that he was introduced to the drug trade by a man he considered his boss, who had returned from the United States. Driven by the need for money and employment, he joined the illicit drug trade and lived a luxurious lifestyle.

According to him, he even advised ex-convicts to avoid armed robbery and instead engage in drug dealing, as it was less likely to result in death. He then admitted to frequent arrests and revealed that he had been convicted six times for his involvement in drug sales.

“When you are on the street, the idea is to make money, and there are ways to do so without necessarily engaging in armed robbery. So if you are bold, you can engage in dealing with illicit drugs. Every week I used to go to the police station because I was arrested.

“I could even introduce someone who has come out of prison to the illicit drug business instead of the person engaging in thievery. With the drugs, they don’t beat you when arrested, but with robbery, you could be crushed to death. The drug business was very lucrative,” he recounted.

Ebenezer said at a point he did not trust anyone including his mother and girlfriend due to the kind of business he was involved in. He recounted he was accused of being an armed robber by his close friend because he was always at home during the day but only worked at night.

Despite his troubled past, Dr. Likee has successfully made a comeback and is now a well-known actor in the Kumawood industry.

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