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Court remands man over alleged possession of Indian hemp

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An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Monday remanded one Emmanuel Ojo, 31, in prison custody over alleged possession of Indian hemp.

The Prosecutor, Insp Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 8, at about 9:00 pm at Erefe area of Ile-Ife.

Emmanuel said that the defendant was unlawfully in possession of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

He said that the offence contravened Section 430 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge against him.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Ben Adirieje, pleaded for bail for the defendant in the most liberal terms, promising that his client would not jump bail

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi, who rejected the bail request, ordered the remand of the defendant in Ile-Ife prison.

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