April 22, 2024

EndSARS: Man, 21 remanded in prison for allegedly setting BRT vehicle ablaze

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A 21-year-old Michael Chinasa, has been remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly setting ablaze a BRT bus terminal at Oyingbo in Lagos during a protest in October 2020 over alleged police abuses.

The defendant, who is an indigene of Anambra State, lives at 21, Ilogbo Street, Apapa Road, Lagos.

Chinasa is being tried for conspiracy, arson, and causing a breach of peace.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.C. Ayinde refused to take the defendant’s plea and ordered that he be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre until September 1, pending legal advice.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp 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.

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