Court remands 2 friends for allegedly smoking Marijuana in public

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A Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife, Osun on Monday, ordered that two friends who allegedly smoked Marijuana in public, be remanded in police custody, pending bail.

The police charged Ayorinde Sola, 26 and Segun Kinlowoda, 19, with conspiracy, breach of peace and smoking of Cannabis Sativa.

Magistrate Joseph Owolawi who did not grant the oral bail applications filed by defence counsel, Mr Samuel Obi, ordered that they remanded in Aganhun Police Station pending bail consideration.

Owolawi adjourned the case until June 15, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Abdullahi Emmanuel told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 5, around 9 a.n. at Ilode Area, Ile-Ife.

Emmanuel alleged that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a break down of law and order in Ile-Ife and it’s environs.

Emmanuel said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 249(d), 420 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty. (NAN)

– Jun. 8, 2020 @ 14:45 GMT |

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