Two women, Basirat Abdullahi, 30, and Yemi Ebisola, 25, were on Tuesday arraigned in an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, for allegedly beating a couple because of N10,000 foodstuffs debt.
The prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendants on April 25 around 6:00 p.m. at No. 4, Bamidele St., Igbodigo, Okitipupa, unlawfully assaulted their debtors by beating them mercilessly.
Orogbemi said that the suspects, who came to collect the debt owed by the couple, Samuel Fafeyiwa and Bola Fafeyiwa, pushed Bola down from a staircase and she sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said that the offences were contrary to Sections 355 and 516 (A), Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The suspects, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault and felony levelled against them.
The Magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, granted them bail in the sum N50,000 each and two sureties each in like sum.
He adjourned the case until May 22 for further hearing.