A 32-year-old woman has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly biting her friend’s lower lip during a fight at Ajao Estate, Lagos State, western Nigeria.
The victim, Ada Joy Samuel, lost a part of her lower lip after she engaged Ejiofor Chioma in a streetfight over allegation by Chioma that Ada was spreading gossip with her name.
The incident happened at Canal Extension, off Itanola Drive, Ajao Estate, Lagos where the two friends reside.
Trouble started after Chioma, a mother of four whose husband had relocated to their village in Umuahia, Abia State, accused Ada of gossiping with her name to the neighbours.
This caused a disagreement between Chioma and Ada that eventually resulted in both fighting in public.
During the fight, Chioma allegedly grabbed Ada and bit off part of her lower lip which fell on the ground.
Ada started bleeding profusely and was rushed to a hospital, while Chioma was arrested and taken to the Police Station at Ajao Division and later charged to court with wounding under the Criminal Code.
When she was arraigned, she pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs Y. R. Pinheiro granted Chioma bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum..
The prosecutor, Inspector A. Abasss did not object to her bail but asked the court to take judicial notice of the seriousness of the injury sustained by Ada.
She was remanded in prison custody pending when she would meet the bail condition and the matter was adjourned.