A 49-year-old lawyer, Endurance Nkenchor, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly biting off a woman’s right ear and destroying property valued at N34, 800.
Nkenchor, who was arraigned on a four-count charge of felony, assault, damage and breach of the peace, was also accused of giving the woman blows on her mouth, chest, causing her bodily harm.
When his plea was taken before Magistrate Joy Ugbomoiko, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him and was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Prosecutor Ishiaku Babaji informed the court that the accused had on November 1, 2011, caused permanent disability to Olamide Kabiru, by biting off part of her right ear, adding “he did not only bite her ear, he also gave her blows on her mouth, chest, causing her bodily harm. He also destroyed her gown, wristwatch and gold necklace valued at N34,800.”
According to Babaji, the offences which were committed at No. 99, Iyana-Ipaja on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, contravened Sections 116, 170, 243 and 348 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
The case was adjourned to October 15, for mention.
In another development, a video editor in Lagos, Michael Falade, 20, was yesterday arraigned before a Surulere Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing N575,870 belonging to the company.
The accused was however, granted bail and the case was adjourned till Sept. 24, 2012.