Seven persons were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for alleged breach of peace.
The accused persons–Rasheed Bello,20; Tejusho Sunday,18; Olayiwola Hassan,20; Moses Jonah,21; Aliu Abdullahi,22; Abubakar Saliu,22 and Alpha Adamu,18–whose addresses were not provided are facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and smoking Indian hemp in public.
The Prosecutor, Insp Cynthia Ejezie,told the court that the accused committed the offences on Nov.20 at about 7.45 p.m. at Oju-Ore area of Ota.
Ejezie said that the accused persons conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by smoking suspected Indian hemp which created fear in the heart of the public.
The prosecutor,said that the offences contravened Sections 250 and 415 of the Criminal Code,Vol.1, Laws of Ogun,2006.
The accused, however,pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate,Mr S. Shotayo,granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Shotayo also ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.
He adjourned the case till Dec.30 for further hearing.