LAGOS – A 25-year-old trader, Ibrahim Akinwumi, on Tuesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ 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 to be Indian hemp.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 3 at about 8.00 a.m.
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He said that the accused had two polythene bags containing weeds suspected to be Indian hemp in his residence without lawful authority.
Iseghede said that some police officers on patrol caught the accused with the bags containing the weeds.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 327 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.F. Adeeyo, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N70, 000 with a surety in like sum.
Adeeyo said that the surety must produce evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
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)