Michael Chinasa, an Anambra native accused of setting fire to a BRT bus terminal at Oyingbo in Lagos during a protest against alleged police misconduct in October 2020, was ordered to be kept in custody by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The defendant, 21, is being tried for conspiracy, arson, and causing a breach of peace. He is unemployed and lives at 21 Ilogbo St., Apapa Road, Lagos.
In lieu of the defendant’s plea, the Magistrate, Mrs. M.C. Ayinde, ordered that he be held in Kirikiri Correctional Center until September 1 while awaiting legal counsel.
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, Insp Segun Oke, told the court that the offences were committed in October 2020 at the Oyingbo BRT bus terminus, 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.