Two men, Gbenga Adekoya and Abiodun Adesope, were on Tuesday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting two policewomen.
Adekoya, 34, an apprentice, Adesope, 35, a businessman, who are residents of Ifo in Ogun, are being tried for alleged conspiracy, breach of peace and assault.
According to the prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, the accused persons committed the offences on Dec. 19 at Ojokoro, Lagos.
Ogu said the defendants conspired to assault Insp. Yemisi Olurunfemi and Sgt. Ajoke Ige while they were performing their lawful duties.
“The complainants were controlling traffic when the defendants’ vehicle drove against the traffic. They stopped the vehicle, and pleaded with them to reverse and take the right lane.
“But instead, the defendants who were passengers, jumped down from the vehicle, and ordered the complainants to leave the road saying that Nigerians do not need the police again.
“When the complainants refused to comply, the accused descended and started punching them severally all over their bodies.
“A police team on patrol, which received a distress call, arrived at the scene and arrested the defendants,” he explained.
Ogu said the offences contravened sections 168, 174 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.