2 men in court over alleged possession of Indian hemp

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Two men, Bamigboye Izekiel 25 and Micheal Oladipupo 26 were, on Wednesday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp.

The defendants of unknown addresses are facing a charge of possession of Indian hemp.

The police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Nov.27 at about 02:00 P.M in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants had in their possession weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

Leramo said the offence contravened Section 5(b) of the Indian Hemp Act 1966.

The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.

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

Counsel to the defendants, Mr. Adekunle Aladesuyi, urged the court to grant them bail with a promise that they would not jump bail

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Saka Afunso, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N25, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Dec.29 for hearing.