One Mrs. Clara Ossai, a trader, is facing a two counts charge bordering on assault at a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ijaye-Ojokoro for allegedly inflicting body injury on a policewoman attached to the Gowon Estate Police Division because the police officer detained her sister. The Punch reports:
It was learnt that the incident happened inside the station around 11.30am on February 11.
The defendant was said to have attacked the 39-year-old woman, Sergeant Grace Agede, in an attempt to prevent the detention of her sister, Stella Amarikwa, who was arrested for stealing.
Our correspondent, however, has yet to ascertain the items allegedly stolen by Amarikwa.
PUNCH Metro learnt that 28-year-old Ossai, a native of the Ikeduru Local Government Area, Imo State, attempted to free her sister, who Agede was taking to a cell.
She reportedly held the cop by the neck and punched her in the mouth, while blood gushed out from her lips. Agede’s colleagues at the counter were said to have intervened, after which Ossai, who deals in clothes, was detained alongside her sister.