Three market women – Fatimoh, 47, Mutiat, 32 and Dupe, 41 – who allegedly assaulted two policemen while on duty, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The three women, all residents of Mushin, are standing trial on a four-count of breach of peace, resisting arrest, serious assault and conspiracy.
According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Aondohemba Koti, the defendants committed the offence on March 23 at Mushin, Lagos State.
He said that the defendants assaulted Assistant Superintendent of Police Abayomi Adejumo and Inspector Oluseun Adelaja while trying to restore peace in a situation.
The women, however, denied the charges.
In her ruling, Magistrate Mrs M.O Tanimola, granted the defendants bail of N60,000 each with one surety each in like sum, NAN reports. All the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till April 30 for mention