Court remands man over alleged possession of firearm



 An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ on Thursday remanded a 23-year-old man, Opeyemi Musibau, Kirikiri Correctional Centre for possession of firearm.

Magistrate J.A. Adegun, who did not take the plea of Musibau, ordered that the case file should be sent to the of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Adegun adjourned the case until July 17 for DPP’s advice.

The defendant is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the that the defendant committed the offences with some other persons still at large on April , at 1p.m. at Ajah area of Lagos.

Emuerhi said the police caught the defendant with a locally made double barrel gun and two unexpended cartridges.

said that the defendant could not give any explanation of how got the items.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 411 and 3 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 .

The News of (NAN) reports that Section 3 prescribes two years jail term for illegal possession of firearms, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy (NAN)