NIGERIA: An Upper Area Court sitting in Karu, FCT, on Friday, sentenced one Hamisu Baballo, to seven strokes of the cane, without an option of fine, for possession of Indian hemp.
The Magistrate, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, handed down the sentence after the accused had pleaded guilty to the charge.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Jerry Tangshak, told the court that the accused was allegedly caught under Nyanya Bridge with 9 wraps of Indian hemp.
He said that the case was reported at the Nyanya Police Station on Sept. 12.
Tangshak said Baballo confessed to committing the offence during police investigation.
He said that the accused had told the police that he bought the wraps of the Indian hemp at Apo round about for his personal use. (NAN)