Saturday 17 December 2016

Police Arrest Two Students For Smoking Indian Hemp During School Hours In Osun State

Police prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun, informed the court that the accused persons, while at the Christ Africa Middle School, Africa area in Osogbo, conducted themselves in a manner capable of breaching public peace by smoking Indian hemp.

As at the time of carrying out this act, the prosecutor told the court that the students were still within the school premises.

Fagboyinbo said Hammed assaulted one Azeez Olaoluwa till the latter sustained fracture on his left arm, after smoking Indian hemp on the same day, time and place.

The prosecutor argued that the offence committed by the duo contravened Sections 516, 249 and 355 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, volume II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Both accused persons pleaded not guilty to the three count-charge bearing on conspiracy, breach of public peace and assault leveled against them by the Police.

Their counsels, A. A. Popoola and J.P. Jones, applied for their bail, saying the law presumed them innocent of the offence until proved contrary by the prosecution at the final determination of the matter.

The presiding judge, Magistrate Olusola Aluko, granted the bail application in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties each in the same amount.

He adjourned the matter till February 17, 2017 for hearing.

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