What Can Happen If You Smoke Hemp Publicly
Olounwa Fred Gafar Bakare, Yusuf Salewa and Oreoluwa Babalola must have thought it was fun as usual for them.
The quartet were allegedly smoking (Cannabis) hemp in the public but did not realize that they had been reported to the police.
They were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun. The police charged Fred, 25; Bakare, 29; Salewa,22; and Babalola, 25, with breach of peace.
The Police Prosecutor, Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 30 at Tollgate, Ota.
According to him, the men conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by smoking hemp in the public which created fear in the community.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
After the charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, admitted them to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Mathew ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.
He adjourned the case until December 21, for hearing.