The police in Abuja have arraigned eight persons, including a woman before an Abuja Magistrate Court for allegedly selling and smoking Indian hemp at Kubwa.
The accused persons all of Phase 4, Kubwa, were charged for public nuisance which contradicts Section183 of the Penal Code.
Police Prosecutor, Igono Ocholi, told the court that the accused were arrested by a police patrol team led by one Deputy Superintendent Olubode of Kubwa Police Station, on June 27, while selling and smoking Indian hemp.
He said the act posed a threat and danger to the lives of other members of the public, especially residents of the area.
When the charge was read to the accused, four of them present at the court pleaded not guilty and the prosecutor asked for a date for hearing.
Magistrate Samuel Edhiari granted them bail in the sum of N30,000 each with one reasonable surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned till July 18 for hearing.