A middle-aged man, Hammed Sanjo, was on Thursday, arrested by officials of prison service in Osun state for allegedly attempting to pass Indian hemp to an inmate inside Osogbo Magistrate court.
The suspect, who was told to go out of the court by officials of the prison when he was noticed to be moving closer to the inmates, refused until he was chased away.
It took some efforts of the official of the prison to arrest the suspect as he ran for some minutes before he was apprehended.
The prison official hinted that the suspect just left Ilesa prison some weeks ago. Details of his earlier crime could not be ascertained.
He was arrested with Indian hemp wrapped in black nylon as he pleaded for mercy, saying that he came to the court to give his friends who were brought from the prison, money.
When asked what he was using the hemp for, the suspect, who claimed to be a Tailor, said he was using the hemp to work.
He was thereafter handed to the police and taken to the police command in Osogbo, the state capital.