The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday dragged three men, Olaoye Kazeem, Abimbola Ajayi and Toheeb Shaibu, before an Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Ile Ife for alleged possession and selling of 20kg Indian hemp.
Kazeem, 28; Ajayi, 32 and Shaibu, 27, are facing a charge of illegal possession of Indian hemp.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on July 5 at 4:15p.m. at Atenda, Sabo area of Ile-Ife.
He alleged that the defendants were caught with 20kg of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
He further alleged that the defendants were also members of a secret society called Aye Confraternity and often disturbed the peace of Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi explained that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner that was likely to breach public peace by selling Indian hemp.
The prosecutor disclosed that the offence contravened Sections 3 and 4 of the Indian Hemp Act, Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and 62(A), 63(B) and 249(d) the Criminal Law of Osun , 2002.
However, Defence Counsel, Mr Okoh Wonder and Mr M.A. Gilbert, applied for bail of their clients in the most liberal terms.
While ruling, Magistrate, Mr A.A. Ayeni, ordered that the defendants be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.
He, however, adjourned the case till August 4 for mentioning.