A Magistrates Court in the Ikeja axis of Lagos, has ordered that two men be remanded in a correctional centre for unlawful possession of a gun.
The police charged Lukman Hammed, 20 and Ademola Adio, 21 with conspiracy and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Magistrate A .O. Ajibade directed the police to return the case file to the office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 4.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, DSP Kehinde Ajayi told the court that Hammed and Adio, others at large, committed the offence on March 10 at the Akala Base, Idi-Oro area of Mushin, Lagos.
He alleged that the suspects were arrested with a cut-size locally-made single barrel pistol and an unexpended cartridge.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of section 51, 330(d), and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
It can be recalled that section 51 stipulates a two year imprisonment for unlawfully displaying arms in public, while section 330(d) attracts seven years for convicted offenders.Follow us on social media