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Woman bites employees ear over salary in Lagos


1An Ejigbo Magistrate court has ordered the arrest of a 38-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Joan Adeiekwe for biting off the ear of her employee, Nkemakolam Chinwendu (above) at her hotel in Lagos.

The victim Nkemakolam, a graduate of Business Administration from the Lagos State Polythecnic LASPOTECH was recruited as a manager in Mrs Adeiekwe’s hotel located at 38 Olusesi Street in Ikotun, Lagos some months back and was placed on a salary of N25,000.

She worked in the establishment for some months without pay and was fired unexpectedly by her boss. She was however given a specific date to come for her salary arrears. Nkemakolam said when she went to see her former boss for her salary, she got angry and engaged her in a fight and in the process bit off her ear.

She was taken to the Igando General Hospital with the piece of ear that fell off but before they reached the hospital the piece of ear was already dead and doctors said it could not be stitched back.

The matter was reported to the Ikotun Police Division and Mrs Adeiekwe was arrested and charged with three-count charge of felony, assault and wounding under the Criminal Code. She was however granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

The matter suffered several adjournments because Adeiekwe refused to show up for trial. When the matter came up again on Monday May 4th, Adeiekwe did not show up and her counsel informed the court that they want to settle the matter out of court by paying the victim N25,000 being her salary and medical bills.

The presiding magistrate, Mr M.B Folami insisted that the defendant must appear in court and explain why she won’t face trial. The matter was adjourned till 1 June, 2015.

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  • Proud Yoruba

    Why can’t they go to their state of origin to sort all this out, they are not Lagosians and are just a drain on the Yorubas, coming from their villages to cause trouble in another man’s land, enough already!

    • Omo-Oba Eko

      You’re the Man, honestly they are big problems more so if it has to do with money and their so called religion. Imagine only N25,000. Tribalistic elements.