Police in Ekiti arraign three men over possession of Indian hemp

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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The police prosecutor, Insp Akinwale Oriyomi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 8 at about 04:00 p.m. in Ise-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants had in their possession weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. Oriyomi said the offence contravened Section 5(b) of the Indian hemp Act LFN 2004.

He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Sunday Balogun, urged the court to grant the defendants bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olarewaju Owoleso, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 30, for a hearing.


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