Magistrate Mark Ngegba of Pademba Road Court No.1 in Freetown, on Tuesday, April 4 2023, remanded Samba Mustapha, Samay Momoh, Mohamed Kallon, and Hassan Kargbo at the Male Correctional Center for growing Cannabis Sativa.

The accused were arraigned before Magistrate Ngegba on a count charge of cultivating cannabis sativa without lawful authority contrary to section 7(a) of the national drugs control act of 2008.

It was however alleged by the Police that the Accused, between Thursday 1 December 2022 and 16 February 2023 at Waterloo village; cultivated prohibited drugs to wit cannabis sativa weighing 1,367.5 kilograms without lawful authority.

Meanwhile, The Accused pleaded not guilty after the charges were read and explained to them.

The Prosecutor ASP Christina Davis Cole requested an adjournment date, noting that the prosecution’s witness was absent.

The accused persons were also not represented in Court.

Magistrate Mark Ngegba sent them on remand at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center and adjourned the matter to Tuesday, April 11 2023, for another hearing.