Police arraign man, 41, over alleged possession of Indian hemp


The police, on Monday, arraigned a 41-year-old man, Adeleye Segun, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp.

The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a count charge of possession of Indian hemp.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb.17 at about 7:00 p.m. at Garage area of Ikole-Ekiti.

Apata said that the defendant had in his possession weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

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

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till March 30 for hearing.