University student bites off tenant’s ear

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A 30-year-old student, Tobi Justice, who allegedly assaulted his father’s tenant by biting off his left ear, was on Thursday in Lagos released on a N50,000 bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Alexander Komolafe, who gave the ruling, also told the accused to present two sureties in like sum.

The accused, a student of the University of Abuja, had pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge bordering on assault occasioning grievous harm and breach of peace brought against him at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

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According to prosecutor, Joseph Ajebe, the accused committed the offence at his residence on January 9 at about 10.40 p.m. at No. 33, Segun Aregbesola St., New Oko-Oba, a Lagos suburb.

Mr. Ajebe alleged that the accused beat the complainant, Amadi Longinus, to a pulp and cut off his left ear with his teeth.

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“The complainant said that Justice had threatened to deal with him on several occasions.

“Justice falsely accused the complainant of spying on him by flashing a torchlight to see his nakedness while he was bathing.

“This led to a misunderstanding and a fight ensued between them and in the process, the accused beat Longinus to a pulp and bit off the left ear.”

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The offences contravened Sections 166 (d), 170 and 244 (a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The magistrate adjourned the case to March 6 for mention.

(NAN)

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