Police have arraigned a 25-year-old man before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for biting off part of his girlfriend’s two ears.
The suspect, Ebenezer Makati, allegedly bit the ear of his girlfriend, Peace Tunde following her absence at his residence on Valentine’s Day.
The suspect who resides at Marwa Street, Elf Bus Stop, Lekki, is facing a two-count charge of unlawful assault and infliction of grievous bodily harm on his girlfriend. The prosecutor, Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on 16 February at the Goshen Estate in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos at 11:00 p.m.
According to him, the couple who had dated for three years, fought following the absence of Tunde at the residence of the accused on Valentine’s Day. Ighodalo said that accused went to Tunde’s house to confront her over her absence at his place on Valentine’s Day and to inquire about the man that picked her phone when he called.
“When he did not get the desired response from her, Makati, who claimed to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time, beat her up and bit off parts of her ears,” Ighodalo said.
He added that the offences contravened Sections 171 and 243 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. The magistrate, Mrs O. M. Ajayi, granted Mataki bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to 6 March.