Lagos - A woman and her son, who
allegedly assaulted their neighbour, one Folashade Akinola, by biting off part
of her right ear, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Senior Magistrates'
Bose Oladunjoye, 44, and Tobi Oladunjoye, 20, both residents
of No. 45 Olota St., Abule Egba, Ikeja, are standing trial on a two-count
charge of conspiracy and unlawful assault.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Uche Simon, told the court that the
accused persons committed the offences on Jan. 12 at the same address.
Simon said that the accused person unlawfully assaulted
Akinola by beating her to a pulp and also biting off part of her right ear.
He said that the complainant had heard Oladunjoye's daughter
accusing another tenant of stealing her money.
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"Akinola decided to confront Oladunjoye's daughter on
the matter and when she got to their apartment she told the mother what her
daughter had done.
"Oladunjoye and her son instead of listening to the
complainant assaulted her by beating her up and biting off part of her ear.
"Akinola was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital by
neighbours who were at the scene of the fight, "Simon stated.
The prosecutor noted that the offences contravened Sections
172 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 172
prescribes a three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Y.R. Pinheiro, granted the
accused persons bail in the sum of N20,000 each with two sureties each in like
Further hearing in the case was fixed for Feb. 9.