Two sisters were on Wednesday apprehended while attempting to smuggle 11 wraps of marijuana to their brother, Babatunde Oyetobi, inside the holding cell at the Ikeja High Court premises.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sisters, Mrs Atinuke Adebayo, 32, and Miss Shade Oyetobi, 24, were apprehended by officers of the Nigerian Prison Services.
NAN reports that their brother, Babatunde, is facing charges of assault and armed robbery before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya.
Speaking with newsmen, the prison official who foiled the plan, Mr A.R. Muhammad, said the two sisters had approached him that they wanted to see their brother.
Muhammad said Shade was holding a cellophane bag and when he queried her about its content, they told him it contained leather slippers.
He said upon his insistence that the bag should be searched, 11 wraps of marijuana and a jar of Vaseline were found inside the bag.
According to him, inmates usually insert wraps of marijuana in their anus with the aid of the Vaseline and excrete them inside the prison yard.
In tears, Shade told newsmen that one of her brother’s friends, Jamiu, called her and gave her the hard drugs to deliver to him.
The suspect, who claimed to be a hair dresser, said she knew her brother would be in court and that was why she brought the marijuana to him.
On her part, Adebayo, said she had three children and was the elder sister to Shade and Babatunde.
Adebayo said that she used to come to court to meet her brother whenever his matter was on trial.
She, however, denied knowledge of her younger sister’s ulterior motive to smuggle the drugs to Babatunde inside the cell.
The two were later handed over to Police officers from the Area F Police Command for further investigations and prosecution.