Crime

Man bites off neighbour’s finger during argument

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Adesina Badmus, a 36-year-old man was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cutting off the fingers of a neighbour with his teeth.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, explained that the defendant committed the offence on April 29 around 10.15pm off Agric Road, Ado-Ekiti.

He was said to have had an argument with one Ajanaku Adelegan, and assaulted him by biting off the victim’s finger.

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He said, “The offence contravened Section 338 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge, and his counsel, Mr Gbenga Bejide, urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. He subsequently adjourned the case till June 17 for hearing.

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