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Woman arraigned for biting neighbour on jaw and nose

04 June 2015, 19:34

Lagos - A female trader, Happiness Amaefula, 36, on Thursday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly biting a woman, her neighbour on the jaw and nose.

Amaefula, who resides at No. 11, Adeloja St. Ogudu, Lagos State, is facing a one-count-charge of assault resulting to harm.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 28 at the above mentioned address.

Ihiehie said that the complainant, one Ijeoma Paul, a teacher, reported the matter at the Ogudu Police Station on the same day.

He said that on that day at 9.30 p.m., the complainant was on her way to buy something at a nearby store.

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Ihiehie said that as the complainant was passing, she overheard the defendant and one man named Kinsley saying that they would kill her.

He said that the complainant then turned and looked at the defendant and then asked what she had done for her to say that.

Ihihie said that immediately, the defendant pounced on the complainant asking her why she had to talk to her and in the process she bit the complainant on her nose and jaw thereby causing her harm.

The prosecutor added that the offence committed contravenes Section 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of assault.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. J. Awope granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties.

Awope ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with proof of payment of tax and a verifiable address.

The magistrate then adjourned the case to June 29 for settlement.


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