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#EndSars protests: Court remands man for allegedly setting BRT bus terminal on fire

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that a 21- year -old man, Chinasa Michael, to Kirikiri Correctional centre for allegedly setting fire on the Oyingbo BRT bus terminal during the #EndSars protests.

Magistrate M.C Ayinde, refused to take the plea of Michael for want in jurisdiction.

Ayinde directed the police to return the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for le’s advise (DPP).

The suspect, an unemployed man, who resides at 21, Ilogbo St., Apapa, Constain, Lagos, is charged with conspiracy, arson , causing breach of peace.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Segun Oke, told the court that the offence was 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.

The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of s Sections 168, 343 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.(NAN)


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