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Trader in court for allegedly biting off tip of woman’s ear

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A 33-year-old trader, Onome Godfrey, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ‘ Court for allegedly biting off the tip of a woman’s ear.

The police charged Godfrey, who lives at No. 2, Ifedore St., Yamco Ayobo, Lagos, with two counts of breach of peace and assault.

She pleaded not guilty.

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The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Godfrey committed the offence on Sept. 17, at 9 a.m. at her residence.

Emuerhi alleged that the defendant bit off part of the complainant, Cordelia Chiwuoba’s ear during an altercation.

He said the incident caused the complainant permanent injury.

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The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 168 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, the prosecutor said.

Section 173 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.‎

Chief Magistrate J. A Adegun admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adegun adjourned the case until Nov. 10 for mention.

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