Two sex workers were yesterday arraigned before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly beating up a policeman.
Dominica Paul, 22; and Chioma Aneka, both residents of Ajegunle area of Apapa, Lagos are standing trial on a three-count charge of breach of peace, unlawful damage and assault.
According to prosecuting Inspector Tony Elibeh, the accused beat up a policeman simply identified as Sergeant Usang and also tore his uniform while performing his duty.
He said the accused committed the offences on January 20 at New Road, Olodi-Apapa. The complainant (Usang) saw the accused roaming the street at about midnight and decided to confront them.
“When Usang asked them where they were going, the accused could not give a satisfactory answer and he decided to take them to the police station. Paul and Aneka, who did not want to follow the policeman to the station, conspired to beat him up and also tear his shirt,”
Elibeh told the court.
The offence contravened Sections 166, 172 and 337 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 166 provides a N15, 000 fine or imprisonment for three months for disorderly act, while Section 172 stipulates a three-year jail term for serious assault.
The accused, however, denied the charge. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, granted the sex workers bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Further hearing in the case was fixed for February 24.
Woman Who Survived Car Crash Killed Minutes Later By Hit-And-Run Driver While Searching For Her Missing Cellphone (Details below)
Ada Jesus Confirmed Dead A Day After Celebrating Her Birthday, Nigerians React
Good News For Biafra Groups As UK Makes Strong Promise To Grant Asylum To Persecuted Members (Details below)
Federal Government Arrest The Sponsorer Of Boko Haram Insurgent In Borno State (Details below)
Another Bloody Sunday in Nigeria, See The Number of People That Died Today (Details below)
After Leaving Europe to Join Nigerian League, Ahmed Musa’s Salary at Kano Pillars Revealed (Details below)
Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition
Jonathan Hits Aliyu: You’re Pathetic… I Had No Agreement With Northern PDP Governors (Details below)
- Entertainment1 day ago
Ada Jesus Celebrates Her Birthday In Style On Her Hospital Bed (Photos)
- News2 days ago
“Don’t Be Afraid Of Bullets, It Will Never Kill You” – Defence Minister Tells Nigerian Soldiers (Details below)
- Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
“I wish he was not married“ – Fans react after Destiny Etiko shared a picture she took together with Actor Nosa Rex (Photos below)
- News2 days ago
‘They’ll be the first to run away when crisis starts’ Lai Mohammed asks Nigerians to shun secessionists (Details below)