An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded eight men for allegedly setting Makoko Police Station on fire.
The court ordered that they should be kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The defendants are Ebenezer Ayah, aged 27; Biola Rawa, aged 20; Jacob Safaru, aged 21; Yusuf Olowookere, aged 21; Gideon Agbe, aged18; Benua Ado, aged 24; Joseph Onyebuchi, aged 28; and Sunday Philip, aged 31.
The Magistrate, K.A. Ariyo, who did not take their pleas, ordered that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP for advice.
Ariyo adjourned the case until December 30 for mention.
The defendants, whose addresses were not given, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful assembly, breach of peace and arson.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that the defendants committed the offences with some others at large, on Augus5 29 at 10.00 a.m. at Makoko, Lagos State.
John said that the defendants armed themselves with petrol, knives, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, and unlawfully set Makoko Police Station on fire.
He also said that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace.
John added that the defendants belonged to a secret society called Eiye confraternity.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravaned Sections 2(3)(a)(b)(c)(d), 51, 341(a) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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