1 A 28-year-old man, Ekene Ofodum, who was allegedly found in possession of 12 wraps of substance suspected to be hard drugs, was, on Wednesday, arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court.
2 The defendant is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and dealing with hard substance.
3 He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
4 The Prosecutor, ASP Rita Momah, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 12 at Iba, a Lagos suburb.
5 Momah said that the defendant was found with 12 wraps of substance suspected to be hard drugs.
6 The offences, she said, contravened Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 and Section 15(I) of the Miscellaneous Act, Vol. 8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
7 The Chief Magistrate, Miss Adeola Olatunbosun, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000, with two sureties each in like sum.
8 She, thereafter, adjourned the case till Aug. 31.
9 NewsSourceCredit: NAN