An Ikeja magistrates’ court on Monday ordered that a 27-year- old man, Lekan Ayeni, who allegedly shot a man in the groin be remanded in a correctional centre.
The police charged Ayeni, whose residential address was not provided, with attempted murder, robbery and unlawful possession of firearm.
Magistrate K. A. Ariyo, who did not take the plea of Ayeni, ordered that he should be remanded in the Kirikiri Custodial Centre, Lagos.
Ariyo also directed the police to return the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until Jan. 24 for mention.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Christopher John, said Ayeni armed himself with a locally made gun with cartridges, planks, cutlasses and stones and robbed Mr Kazeem Adeoye of his Tecno phone worth N32,000.
John told the court that Ayeni committed the offence with some others who are at large on Oct. 30 at 6am in Oshodi, Lagos.
He submitted that Ayeni, with the intent to kill, shot the complainant in the groin area.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the sections 230(1)(2), 297(1)(2)(a)(b), 298(3) and 299 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)