An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State has remanded 27-year-old Lekan Ayeni, who allegedly shot a man in the groin area.
Ayeni, whose residential address was not provided, was charged with attempted murder, robbery, and unlawful possession of firearms.
Magistrate K.A. Ariyo did not take the plea of Ayeni but ordered that he should be remanded at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre in Lagos.
Magistrate Ariyo also directed the police to return the case file to the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, told the court that Ayeni armed himself with a locally-made gun with cartridges, planks, cutlasses and stones, and robbed the complainant, Kazeem Adeoye, of his Tecno phone worth N32,000.
John stated, “He committed the offence with some others who are at large on October 30 at 6am in Oshodi, Lagos. Ayeni, with the intent to kill, shot the complainant in the groin area.
“The offence contravened the provisions of Sections 230(1)(2), 297(1)(2)(a)(b), 298(3), and 299 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”
The magistrate adjourned the case till January 24, 2022 for mention.