Two in court for celebrating ‘Indian Hemp Day’, attacking Mosque

Twenty-six-year-old Kola Omisakin and 21-year-old Kehinde Oladipupo, were on Friday arraigned before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife for celebrating an ‘Indian Hemp Day’.

The accused were also said to have attacked and broke the glass window of a mosque at the Owolo Compound, Okerewe area of Ile-Ife during the celebration.

The police prosecutor, Olawale Odusina, explained that the accused committed the offence on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Okerewe area of Ile-Ife.

Odusina said the accused persons also acted in a manner that caused the breach of the public peace by organising the ‘Indian Hemp Day’.

During the celebration, the prosecutor said the accused unlawfully broke the glass window of a mosque located in the area.

He added that as of the time the accused were arrested, they had in their possession 150kg of a substance suspected to be cannabis.

According to Odusina, the offence contravenes sections 247(9), 340 and 458 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

Counsel for the accused, Mrs Innocental Akhigbe, applied for bail on their behalf with an assurance that they were ready to stand trial.

Magistrate Olukunle Owolawi, however, did not grant the bail request.

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