2 Arraigned For Allegedly Selling Hemp To Prisoners
Sometimes it beats one's imagination how hemp finds its way into prison.
Drug addiction goes with some prisoners into the prison and some persons take advantage of that to make quick cash.
When Bayo Abdulrahman and Shadiat Obafemi, began sales of hemp to prisoners, the money they made blinded their mind from the chances that it could put them behind bars, joining their customers.
On Monday, Abdulrahman and Obafemi 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 2 separate charges of 1 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 their pleas, the prosecutor, 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 November 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 prosecutor said the accused intend to sell the substance to prison inmates.
He said that Hemp is a restricted narcotic similar to Cocaine and Heroin LSD.
According to the prosecutor, hemp has been prohibited by the provisions of Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30 Laws of the Federation, 2004.
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The 2 accused arraigned on Monday, brings the number to 3, those arraigned in less than a week for drug related offences.
The accused will know their fate on November 8.
He is advocating total reform of prisons in Nigeria.