EndSars: Court remands Michael for allegedly setting BRT bus terminal ablaze

An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday ordered the continuous detention of one Chinasa Michael, accused of setting fire to a BRT bus terminal at Oyingbo in Lagos during the 2020 EndSars protest against police brutality.

It was gathered that the defendant, 21-year-old, who is unemployed and resides at No. 21, Ilogbo St., Apapa Road, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy, arson, and causing the breach of peace.

The magistrate, M.C. Ayinde, who refused to take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional centre until 1 September, pending legal advice.

Mrs 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, Segun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed in October 2020 at the Oyingbo BRT bus terminal, Lagos.

Mr Oke said Mr 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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