Court remands 2 friends for unlawful possession of cannabis

A Federal High Court in Osun on Wednesday ordered that two friends be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly being in possession of Cannabis Sativa.

Justice Peter Lifu ordered that Akanni Kenny and Abidoye Obafemi, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service centre in Ile Ife, due to the magnitude of the alleged offence committed.

He overruled the bail application filed by defence counsel, Mr O.N. Benson.

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Justice Lifu adjourned the matter until Oct. 30.

Earlier, the NDLEA Counsel, Mr O. F Azugo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Aug. 24,  at Ipetu-Ijesa town, Osun.

Azugo alleged that the defendants were apprehended by the command when transporting the illicit drugs.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 19 and 20 (1)(a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap 30, laws of the Federation, 2004.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge.


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