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Indian Hemp Man charged with unlawful possession

The accused, who is unemployed, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

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Indian Hemp play

Two suspects arrested with 462kg of Indian Hemp.


A 23-year-old man, Aigboboh Obiho, was arraigned on Tuesday in Lagos for allegedly being in possession of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

Obiho, who is unemployed, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Obiho resides in Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos

According to the Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, the accused committed the offences on Jan. 14 along Oba-Akran Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Okuoimose said that the accused was having with him weeds suspected to be Indian hemp when he was arrested by policemen on patrol.

“The police, while on patrol at 1:00 a.m stopped the accused and he was interrogated, but he could not give satisfactory explanations to what he was doing at that time of the night.

“He was searched and 12 wraps of Indian hemp were recovered.

“He confessed to the police that he was a distributor of hemp and that he was there to distribute hemp to one of his customers.

“He said that he was selling the hard drug to sustain himself,” the prosecutor said.

The offences contravened sections 327 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused may be jailed for six months if found guilty according to the provisions of Section 327.

The accused pleaded innocence and was granted N10, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Magistrate O.Y Ekogbule adjourned the case to Feb. 13 for mention.

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