Merchant Navy Camp: Court Orders Remand Of 108 Suspects In Prison

File photo of the arrested suspects


The court has ordered the remand of 108 suspects recently arrested by the police during a raid on the Merchant Navy training ground in Lagos.

The 86 male suspects were all remanded at Ikoyi Correctional Centre while the 22 female suspects were remanded in SCID, Panti.

The court order was given on Monday after the suspects and their commander were arraigned before the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba, Mrs. O. A. Olatunbosun.

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The Lagos State Police Command confirmed that the suspects were charged with offences ranging from conspiracy, conduct likely to cause the breach of peace, obtaining money by false pretences, impersonation, fraudulently acquiring Naval Military accoutrement contrary to and punishable under sections 411, 168(b), 314, 79(i)(a)(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

It added that 107 of the suspects who are applicants were granted N100,000 and two sureties bail condition each while their Commander, Mr Sunday Dakare had a stringent bail condition of N5, 000,000.00, three sureties who are level 12 officers with landed properties within Lagos and the sureties must deposit their international passports with the court.

The case was adjourned till 18th January 2022 for mention.


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