By Lukman Olabiyi
The Lagos State Magistrates’ Court, Ikeja, yesterday, ordered the remand of Michael Chinasa, an indigene of Anambra State, accused of setting fire on a BRT bus terminal, at Oyingbo, in Lagos, during a protest in October 2020, over alleged police brutality.
The defendant, 21, who is unemployed and resides at 21, Ilogbo St., Apapa Road, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy, arson and causing a breach of peace.
The defendant’s plea was yet to be taken, but the trial magistrate, Mrs M.C. Ayinde ordered that he be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, until September 1, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). The prosecuting counsel, Insp. Segun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed in October 2020, at the Oyingbo BRT bus terminal, Lagos.
Oke said 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.