2 In Court For Possessing 63 Wraps Of Indian Hemp

Police yesterday arraigned two men, Nuru Lawal and Mukaila Nurudeen before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly being in possession of 63 wraps of Indian hemp.

The accused, who did not disclose their residential addresses, are facing two-count charge of breaking and entering into a shop at Ajara area of Badagry.

The prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 11 around 1:00a.m. along Old Road in Ajara area of Badagry.

“They broke into a shop, but before they could steal anything from it, they were caught by vigilance groups.

“When searched by the police, 63 wraps of marijuana popularly called Indian hemp, were found on them,” he said.

Uko said the offences contravened sections 307 (1) and 327 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel to the accused, Mr Ayo Makinde, pleaded with the court to grant bail to his clients since the offence was a bailable one, promising that his clients would cooperate with all parties involved in the case for its quick resolution.

The magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted them bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with a surety in like sum, with the surety to produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.