Police arraign two for smoking Indian hemp during school hours in Osun


Two persons have been arraigned before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly threatening the peace in a secondary school in the state by smoking Indian hemp during class hours.

The accused persons, Hamzat Hammed, 23 and 36-year-old Oke Odunayo, were said to have committed the offence alongside one other, now at large on December 9, 2016 at about 12noon.

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.

But 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.