Police arraign 3 for allegedly smoking marijuana in public

Police arraign 3 for allegedly smoking marijuana in public

The police in Osun on Friday arraigned three persons at a Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife for allegedly smoking marijuana in public.


Friday Samuel, 30, Moses Daniel, 24 and Oladayo Ayoola, 21, are charged with conspiracy and felony to cause the breach of public peace.


The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendants committed the offence between Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, around 8.30 p.m. and 8 a.m., in Ile-Ife.


Emmanuel also said that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner which might cause the breach of peace in Ile-Ife and its environs when they smoked marijuana.


He said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 249(d), 430 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.


The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.


The defence counsel, Mr Nicholas Babatunde, prayed the court to admit his clients to bail.


Magistrate Bose Idowu, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.


Idowu, who ordered that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means, adjourned the case until Oct. 9 for hearing.

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