Justice Akintayo Aluko of a Lagos Federal High Court, Thursday, ordered that nine Ghanaians be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services pending their arraignment on July 1.
The Ghanaians were arrested for the unlawful transportation of 10,843.95kg of Indian hemp.
The remand order was made by Justice Aluko, after seven of the Ghanaians told the court that they did not understand English language in which the charges made against them were written.
The Ghanaians ordered to be remanded by the court are Victor Wuddah, 30; Freeman Gazul, 25; Adotete Joseph, 31; Moses Sottie, male, adult, 52; Christian Tette, 27; Stephen Sottie, 26; Kabu Okonipa, 25; Daniel Toyekpti, 35; and Kabu Natte, 36.
The prosecutor, Jeremiah Aernan, said they were arrested with the banned weed, on February 20 on the Badagry high-sea.
Aernan told the court that the defendants illegally transported the banned weed from Ghana to Nigeria, using two wooden boats.