Hairstylist, bus conductor remanded for allegedly trafficking 1000g of cannabis

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Two men: Samuel Oluwaseun and Soliu Forounbi, have been remanded in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking 550g and 450g  of restricted narcotics.

Oluwaseun, a bus conductor, 30, and Farounbi, a barber, 25, were charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  on separate charges of one count each, bordering on drug trafficking.

Each of them pleaded guilty to the charges.

After their respective guilty pleas, the prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, consequently, urged that the accused be remanded in prison pending a review of the facts of their cases.

The judge, Justice Hadiza Shagari,then  ordered a remand of the accused in custody.

She adjourned the case of Oluwaseun until Feb. 5 for review of facts, while she adjourned the case of Farounbi until Feb. 6.

In the charges, the prosecution said that Oluwaseun committed the offence on Nov. 1, 2017, while Farounbi committed same offence on Nov. 3, 2017.

He said that Oluwaseun was arrested at Mile 12 in Lagos, with 550g of Cannabis Sativa alias Hemp in his possession.

He also said that Farounbi was arrested at Kola Market in Agbado Lagos, for being in possession of 450g of the same substance.

He said that the accused were accordingly arrested, while charges were preferred against them.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 11 (c) of the NDLEA Act, Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

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