A forty-one-year-old woman, Basirat Akinyemi, has been remanded in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre by a Lagos federal high court for dealing in Indian hemp.
Justice Tijjani Ringim, who presided over the court on Thursday, ordered that the woman be remanded after she pleaded guilty to a count charge of dealing in a banned product brought against her by the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
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Arraigning the woman before the court on Thursday, the prosecutor, Mr Jerry Aernan, told the court that she was arrested with the hemp on August 16, 2021, at 22, Oshogun Street, Alapere, Ketu-Lagos, by the agency’s operatives.
The prosecutor told the court that the offence committed by the woman contravened Section 11(c) of the agency’s Act. Cap. No 30, laws of the federation of Nigeria and punishable under the same act.
The defendant, following the reading of the charge to her, admitted to committing the offence and pleaded guilty.
Mr Aernan, therefore, asked the court for a short date to enable him to furnish the court with the facts of the charge.
The case was adjourned until September 2, when the facts of the matter would be reviewed for her sentence.