Ilorin — An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded two students, Bala Abubakar and Sambo Aminu, in prison over alleged possession of Indian hemp.
The accused were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Kwara Police Command on Unity Road in Ilorin.
According to the charge sheet, the accused persons were arrested on December 30 after a search conducted on them revealed substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
It said when the accused persons were interrogated, they could not give a satisfactory account of the substances found on them.
The prosecutor, Insp. Zaccheaus Funsho, told the court that investigation into the case was ongoing and urged the court to remand the accused in prison.
Magistrate Mariam Ahmed ordered that the accused be remanded in Mondala Prison, Ilorin, and adjourned the case to January 14 for mention.
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