Two Remanded For Maiming Man’s Eye And Stomach

Two men have been remanded on Friday by a Tinubu Magistrate’s court for allegedly shooting a man in the eye and stomach.

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The accused persons – 26-yr old Azeez Adisa and 27-yr old Yusuf Memud where also charged for the illegal possession of dangerous firearms, which they used in maiming the complainant.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olaitan Ajayi, refused their application for bail and ruled that they be kept in custody pending word from the the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The accused men have been charged with six-count of conspiracy, unlawful display of arms, attempt to kill, partaking in a riot and manner likely to cause breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, said the accused persons committed the offences on April 21/22, at Lewis St., and Forsythe St., Lagos.

He alleged that the accused persons, who belonged to one of the notorious gangs in Lagos Island, shot one Akeem Baruwa in the eye and on his stomach.

“The gang was just returning from an operation when Baruwa, who was in his car, put on his car’s headlights.

“In annoyance, the men, thinking their cover had been blown, shot sporadically at the occupant of the car.

“It hit Baruwa in the eye, blinding him, and on his stomach.” Ighodalo said.

Members of the gang were later apprehended by the police.

Ighodalo said the offences contravened Sections 45, 51, 166(1) (ii), 228 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.


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