Monday, 6 November 2017

Two arraigned for allegedly selling hemp in Kirikiri prisons

Bayo Abdulrahman and Shadiat Obafemi, on Monday, appeared in a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly trafficking 100 grammes and 1.1kg of hemp at the Kirikiri Maximum prison, Lagos.

They were arraigned on two separate charges of one count charge each, bordering on drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Abdulrahman, male, 33, and Obafemi, female, 26, however, pleaded guilty to the charges after the charges were read to them.

After their pleas, the prosecutor, Mr. Jeremiah Aernan, reviewed the facts of the case before the court by tendering written statements of the accused.

Other items he tendered were; test analysis forms, request for scientific aid forms, laboratory reports, as well as the bulk of exhibits and urged the court to admit the documents in evidence.

The judge, Justice Ayokunle Faji, consequently, admitted the documents as exhibits and adjourned the case to Nov. 8 for sentencing.

In the charges, the duo were said to have been apprehended on June 18, at the Kirikiri Maximum prisons with volumes of substance suspected to be cannabis.

The prosecuor said the accused intended to sell the substance to prison inmates.

He said the Hemp was a restricted narcotic similar to Cocaine and Heroin LSD.

According to it, hemp has been prohibited by the provisions of Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.

On Nov. 3, the court sentenced Patrick Amadi to 24 months imprisonment for sneaking Hemp into the Kirikiri prisons to sell to inmates.

The two accused arraigned on Monday, brings the number of those arraigned in less than a week for similar offence to three.

The accused will know their fate on Nov. 8.

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