NEWS: 2 sisters beat, tear police inspector’s uniform

Two sisters, Favour Ajula and Oluchi Ajula, have been arrested by Lagos state police command for allegedly assaulting a police inspector in Lagos.

The two sisters, Favour, a 24-year-old hairdresser; and 18-year-old Oluchi, a nurse, were on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court after they were said to have torn the inspector’s uniform and dragged his gun.

The prosecutor, Godwin Awase, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on April 13 at their residence. He said the sisters and one Emeka, a teenager, assaulted Bitrus Zingkur, by tearing his uniform and also dragged his service gun while performing his lawful duty.

He said “one Uche Prince, a co-tenant, reported the defendants to police that they wanted to kill him; and the complainant followed him to the house.

“When the complainant tried to mediate and settle the disagreement, the two sisters assaulted him.”

The prosecutor however said that the offence contravened sections 174(b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Section 174 stipulates three years imprisonment for assault, while Section 411 attracts two years jail term for conspiracy.

However, the sisters, pleaded not guilty to two-count charge of conspiracy and assault.

Magistrate F.F. George in a ruling granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

George said the sureties should be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the matter until May 14 for