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Court Remands Two over Alleged Indian Hemp Day Celebration

By Sodiq Lawal

An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Friday remanded Kola Omisakin, 26 and Oladipupo Kehinde, 21, in prison custody over alleged Indian hemp day celebration.

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi did not grant the bail of the defendant, but adjourned the case until July 15, for ruling on bail.

Earlier, the Police prosecutor,  Odusina Olawale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 26, 2019 around 09:30 am at Okerewe Area, Ile-Ife.

Olawale said that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner that caused the breach of public peace by celebrating Indian hemp day (Igbo day).

He added that the defendants have in their possession 150kg of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

According to him, the defendants unlawfully broke the glass of the window of a mosque at Owolo Compound, Okerewe area, Ile-Ife.

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He further that the offence contravened sections 247(9), 340 and 458 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defense Counsel, Mrs  Innocental  Akhigbe, applied for the bail of the defendants in most liberal term and promised that her clients would not jump bail, but would produce substantial sureties.