Court remands 6 men for alleged arson, theft

 An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting at on Thursday  ordered that six men be remanded in  Abolongo Correctional facility town for alleged arson and theft.

The police charged Rasheed Sikiru ,28; Rasheed Afeez, 37; Muritala Kowiyu, 21;, Joshua Koffi, 25; Olubodun Ridwan, 25, and Sodiq Adesina with six counts bordering on conspiracy ,  arson and stealing.

Chief Magistrate, Mr  Olaide Hamzat , did not take the plea of the defendants for lack of jurisdiction on the case.

Hamzat ordered the police to return the case file to office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

adjourned the matter untill May 20, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Opeyemi Olagunju alleged that the on March 14,   at Ogbooro, Saki,  allegedly fire  to  five houses and caused damage worth N46.5 million.

said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 443,  516 (A) and 390(3) of the Criminal Code of 2000.(NAN)