A 32-year-old woman, Ejiofor Chioma has been arraigned before an Isolo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly biting her friend’s lower lip during a fight at Ajao Estate, Lagos State.
The victim, Ada Joy Samuel lost a part of her lower lip after she engaged Ejiofor Chioma in a street fight over allegation by Chioma that Ada was gossiping about her.
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 engaging neighbours to gossip about her.
This resulted into a disagreement between Chioma and Ada that ended in a fight. During the fight, Chioma allegedly bit off part of her lower lip which fell on the ground.
Ada was said to have bled 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.
When she was arraigned, Chioma pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs Y. R. Pinheiro granted her bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum..
The prosecutor, Inspector A. Abass did not object to her bail, but asked the court to take judicial notice of the seriousness of the injury sustained by the victim, Ada.
She was remanded in prison custody, pending when she would meet the bail condition while the matter was adjourned.
Credit: PM News