Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sisters Arrested For Trying To Smuggle Marijuana Into Cell For Brother

Officers of the Nigerian Prison Services on Wednesday caught two sisters, Shade Oyetobi and Atinuke Adebanwo, while attempting to smuggle 11 wraps of marijuana into the Ikeja Lagos State High Court holding cell for awaiting trial inmates.

Punch gathered that the culprits, who claimed to be orphans, brought in the illegal substance for their brother, Babatunde Oyetobi, an awaiting trial inmate.

According to them, Babatunde, who was arrested during a street fight, had been in prison for about two years. The two sisters, who were handcuffed together, said they had contributed money to hire a lawyer for their brother, adding that they had been coming to court regularly to stand by him since his trial started.

Twenty-four-year-old Shade, who said she was a hairdresser, confessed that the marijuna wraps were handed over to her by one, Jamiu, a friend of Babatunde.

She said, “Actually, it was my brother’s friend, Jamiu, who sells watches that gave the stuff to me this morning for my brother.

“Jamiu called me on the telephone and gave me the drug. I don’t know where they sell marijuana, I don’t know how much they sell it and I don’t smoke.”

Adebanwo, married with three children, said she was not privy to the arrangement.

Crying profusely, the 32-year-old lamented that her sister had put her in trouble.

Facing her sister, Adebanwo said, “Oh my God, I don’t know that it is a crime to have the two of you as my siblings. Is it a crime to stand by you after the death of our parents?

“I don’t know anything about this whole thing. Please ask her; I am even sick, I was supposed to go for my treatment this morning.”

Speaking to our correspondent, the warder, Mr. A. R. Muhammed, who arrested the sisters, said the marijuana wraps were hid inside a black nylon bag and concealed with a pair of slippers.

Muhammad said, “We demanded to know their mission as they were coming in and they told us they wanted to see their brother. We asked to see what was in the black polythene bag, but they said it was a pair of slippers. When we demanded to see the slippers, the younger sister became guarded.

“At that point, we ordered them to walk out if they were not willing to show us the slippers; but we became suspicious when they chose to walk out without seeing their brother rather than show us what was in the nylon bag. That was why we insisted on checking the bag, only to discover that they were trying to smuggle marijuana into the cell.”

22 comments:

  1. Crime runs in the family

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    1. See your mouth. Right in front of the police station in my area, they openly sell Indian hemp where the police men go to drink and smoke. The day I found out, I was shocked and I even took a picture of it. Still keeping the picture as proof. Abeg they should let the ladies go.

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  2. Why is this news ? They should leave the poor ladies alone.

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    1. They should leave marijuana dealers alone. I guess you are one of them

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    2. Shut up. Did they catch them with a gun. What did they do that is so above the law mscheww

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    3. Please they should leave them alone... this is non-issue. They should go and arrest politicians oppressing the masses. One is shutting out duly elected people from their offices another is kidnapping and maiming innocent journalists...

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  3. Since the second sister says she wasnt aware and her younger sister didn't deny that fact, they should let her go

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    1. I hope they will let her go

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  4. Shameless women

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  5. Abeg abeg they should free these poor women. Na only women dem sabi arrest. Dem fit arrest real culprits? Mschew

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  6. Criminal family

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  7. In jail for street fighting?
    Two years and running and still awaiting trial?
    That's definitely an error in our judicial system.
    Not condoning any form of violence but that offence is def bailable.

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    1. GOD BLESS YOU SWERVE. LET THE POOR WOMEN GO AFTER ALL THEY HAVE PUNISHED THEIR BROTHER ENOUGH

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  8. i'm sure the three of them took after there parents

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  9. How can someone be in jail for two years for fighting on the street. Nigeria which way

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    1. Why won't they arrest fighters when they don't have anything doing

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  10. Criminals in the making

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  11. Abeg make them free these women.

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  12. What an OMG....Awaiting for trails for almost 2yrs in jail for fighting on the street ? ? ? Like seriously!

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  13. Let the girls go, marijuana is no big deal.

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