Trader, 25, docked for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp

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LAGOS – A 25-year-old trader, Ibrahim Akinwumi, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere ’ Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp.

The accused who resides at Block 174, Akerele Extension, Surulere, is facing a charge of unlawful possession of weeds suspected be Indian hemp.
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The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court the accused committed the offence on March 3 at about 8.00 a.m.

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He said the accused had two polythene bags containing weeds suspected be Indian hemp in his residence without lawful authority.

Iseghede said some police on patrol caught the accused with the bags containing the weeds.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 327 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.F. Adeeyo, admitted the accused in the sum of N70, 000 with a surety in like sum.

Adeeyo said that the surety must produce evidence of three years payment to the .

She also said that the surety must produce genuine means of livelihood, be resident in Lagos State and should have the address verified by the court.

Adeeyo adjourned the matter till April 4 for mention. (NAN)