Police arrests three over alleged possession of Marijuana


Three men were on Wednesday arraigned by the Police, before a Magistrate court in Badagry for alleged possession of six wraps of Marijuana.

The accused trio are; Chinonso Izueke, Omokpia Ogbemudia, Oyam Raphael.

The trio are facing one-count charge of illegal possession of Marijuana.

The Police Plaintiff, Inspector Akpan Ikem, said the accused committed the crime on November 29 at Marina area of Badagry, Lagos State.

He said that the accused were apprehended by security operatives while smoking at a bar.

Ikem said, “After searching them, six wraps of weed were found on them and they were handed over to the police.”

He maintained that the crime contravened Section 5 (1) (b) Cap. of the Indian Hemp Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the offense.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Jimoh Adefioye, allowed each person bail in the sum of N100,000 and three sureties in like sum.

The Chief Magistrate postponed the case to January 17 for further hearing.

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