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Rebel Lagos trader beats up policewoman for detaining sister

A Lagos trader who beat up a policewoman who detained her sister has been arraigned before an Magistrate Court.

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  play (photo for illustrative purpose) The policewoman was punched in the mouth by the defendant. (New Telegraph Newspaper)
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A Lagos trader, Mrs. Clara Ossai, on Wednesday, February 11, beat up a policewoman who detained her sister.

Mrs. Clara Ossai around 11:30am on that fateful day attacked the Sergeant Grace Agede while trying to prevent her from detaining her sister, Stella Amarikwa, who was arrested for stealing.

Ossai reportedly held the policewoman by the neck and punched her in the mouth.

Agede’s colleagues at the counter of the Gowon Estate Police Division were said to have intervened, after which Ossai, was detained alongside her sister.

The Imo State born trader was afterwards arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ijaye-Ojokoro for facing two counts bordering on assault.

A police prosecutor, Inspector Benson Emuerhi, arraigned Ossai before a magistrate, Mrs. T. Akani, for causing breach of peace at the station and harming the sergeant.

That you, Clara Ossai, 28, on February 11, 2015, at about 11.30am, at the Gowon Estate Police Station, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did behave in a disorderly manner by shouting in the charge-room, creating unnecessary scene and disturbing the peace of the station and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 166 (B) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

That you, Clara Ossai, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did assault one Sergeant Grace Agede while in police uniform and performing her lawful duty by beating her up and inflicting injury on her lips and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 172 (B) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011,” the charges reads.

Mrs. Ossiai was bailed in the sum of N100, 000 with a surety in like sum so as she would be able to feed her baby.

The case was adjourned till Friday, March 13, 2015.

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