Applicant Jailed For Smoking Indian Hemp In Public
A 20-year-old applicant, Sherif Umar, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for smoking Indian hemp in the market by an Upper Area Court 3 in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Wednesday.
Yahaya Mohammed, the judge who oversaw the case however, gave the accused an option of N5,000 fine.
Mohammed said the judgment would act as a deterrent to other youths who would want to engage in such negative vice and cause public nuisance.
The accused pleaded guilty on arraignment to the count of smoking Indian hemp and causing public nuisance.
Inspector Ibrahim Gukwat, the prosecutor, had earlier told the court that the case was reported at the Farin Gada Police Station by Chairman of Cabbage Market, Farin Gada, on April 12.
Gukwat said on the arrival of the Police at the scene, the accused was arrested with a substance suspected to be Indian hemp and hard drug.
Naija News learns the offence is contrary to Section 183 of the Penal Code.