Man attempts to set truck driver ablaze

arrested man with handcuff

A 28-year-old man, identified as Fasal Yusuf was on Wednesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to set ablaze a truck driver at Marine Beach, Apapa.

Yusuf is facing a three-count charge bothering on attempted murder.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Iyobosa Onaiwu told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 10, 2018 at about 10am at Marine Beach, Apapa.

“The accused assaulted one Mohammed Adamu by pouring petroleum product on him in a bid to set him ablaze,” Onaiwu said.

According to her, the offences are punishable under sections 172, 406(1) and 230 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

Yusuf pleaded guilty to all the charges brought against him.

The Magistrate A. S. Okubule adjourned the case till June 28, 2018 for facts and sentence.  

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