Bus conductors arraigned for alleged drug trafficking
Two bus conductors — Akeem Akinwande and Seun Abolade — were on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly trafficking in hard drug.
Akinwande, 29, lives at No. 17, Unity Road, Alakuko, a Lagos suburb, while 25-year-old Abolade’s address is unknown.
Both are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, trafficking in hemp and breach of public peace.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe told the court that the offences were committed on Dec. 16 at SMC Motor Park, Ogba Okeira, Lagos.
Ajebe said the accused were arrested by policemen from Area ‘G’, Ogba, while on patrol.
“The accused and others still at large attacked their victims and made away with their property.
“The accused unlawfully sold and smoked weeds suspected to be hemp in the public.
“Several wraps of weeds and dangerous weapons such as axes and cutlasses were recovered from them,” Ajebe said.
According to him, the accused and his accomplices have been using the park as their hideout.
The offences contravened Sections 134, 166 (d), 327 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Alexander Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with one surety each.
The case has been adjourned to Jan. 22 for mention.