FUOYE student arraigned over possession of India Hemp
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
A student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Ishola Oluwaferanmi, has appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of five wraps of Indian Hemp.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court that the 23-year-old student committed the offence on April 17, this year in Oye-Ekiti.
He explained that the defendant was caught at the Oye-Ekiti campus of the institution with five wraps of Indian Hemp by the university security officials who later handed him over to the police for prosecution.
According to Okunade, the offence contravened section 5 of the India Hemp Act 2004.
The prosecutor urged the court to grant him short adjournment on the case, noted that the move would enable him study the case file and arraign his witnesses for proper prosecution.
When the charge sheet was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty to the offence.
However, counsel to the defendant, Mr. Tunde Olayemi, urged the court to grant his client bail with an assurance that he would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200,000 with one credible surety in like sum.
Adegboye, thereafter adjourned the case till May 24, this year for hearing.