#EndSARS: Court remands 21-year-old for burning BRT bus terminal

A Magistrate Court in Ikeja has ordered the remand of a man Chinasa Michael for allegedly burning a BRT bus terminal at Oyingbo in Lagos during a protest in the year 2020 over alleged police abuses.

The 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.

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

He added that the alleged offences contravene the provisions of Sections 168, 343 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.