Court remands unemployed for allegedly illegally possessing gun

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court Tuesday remanded a 23- year-old unemployed  man, Habeeb Musa, who allegedly illegally possessed a locally-made gun.

The defendant, who resides in Ikorodu, Lagos State, facing charges of conspiracy, membership of secret society and illegal possession of  gun.

The court could not take the defendant’s plea as the Magistrate, Mrs S. K. Matepo, said she needed advice from the state director of public prosecutions.

She ordered that Musa should kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, and adjourned the until Nov. 3 for mention.

The prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, had told the court that Musa committed the offences  Aug. 25 at Imota area of Ikorodu.

Ogu said that a team of police detectives got about a hideout of criminals in the area, adding that the team got the place and arrested the defendant while the escaped.

He said that a locally-made gun was recovered from the defendant and he could not explain he got it.

The prosecutor also said that some items were found at the scene that linked the defendant and the to  a secret society.

According the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 2, 298 and 411 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)