Two men: Ajayi Kolapo ,20, and Adetiba Ayomide ,22, on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged breach of the peace and being in possession of Indian hemp.
The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and being in possession of Indian hemp.
The prosecutor, Insp. Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at about 01.20 a.m., at Itamo Area in Ado-Ekiti.
Ikebuilo alleged that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace.
She also alleged that the police found some quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp with the defendants when they were arrested.
According to Ikebuilo, the offences contravene Sections 249(d) and 5(b) of the Indian Hemp Act.
The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable her study the case file and present her witnesses.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and their counsel, Mr Abiola Gboyega, urged the court to grant the defendants bail, with a promise that they would not jump.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Anoma adjourned the case until Aug.13 for hearing.
Edited By: Razak Owolabi/Peter Dada (NAN)
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