IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A 21-year-old man, Chinasa Michael, has been remanded in jail for allegedly setting fire to a BRT bus terminal at Oyingbo in Lagos during a protest in year 2020 over police brutality.
The defendant is unemployed and resides at No. 21, Ilogbo St., Apapa Road, Lagos.
He is being tried for conspiracy, arson, and causing breach of peace.
At the hearing in Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs M.C. Ayinde, refused to take the defendant’s plea and ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional center until 1 September, pending legal advice.
Ayinde ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the office of the Lagos state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Segun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed in October 2020 at the Oyingbo BRT bus terminal, Lagos.
Oke said that Michael and others at large set the BRT bus terminal on fire during the #EndSars protest.
The offences, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 168, 343 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.