A 30-year-old man, Femi Olaolu, was charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly being in possession of 100 wraps of marijuana, otherwise known as Indian hemp.

The accused is facing a one-count charge of possessing a dangerous drug.

The prosecutor, Insp. Philip Ugbodu, told the court that the accused resided at Iganmu, Lagos.

Ugbodu said that on Feb 3, the accused and others at large were seen at the railway line by Nigerian Breweries, Iganmu, smoking Indian hemp.

He said upon sighting the police, his accomplices ran away, leaving behind the accused who was subsequently arrested.

He said when the accused was searched, 100 wraps of Indian hemp were found on him.

Ugbodu told the court that the alleged offence contravened Section 327 of the Criminal Code laws of Lagos State.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate M.O. Tanimola granted him bail in the sum of N10,000, with one surety in like sum, and adjourned the matter to March 7 for mention.



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