A 24-year-old woman, Angela Job, who allegedly bit off her friend’s eyelid during a fight, has appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Standing trial on assault occasioning grievous harm charge, the accused entered a `not guilty’ plea.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, the accused had on Aug. 19 at about 6.30 p.m. at Papa Bus Stop, Badore Road in Ajah on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, bit off the eyelid of the complainant, Uche Anyanwu.
He said Angela bit off Anyanwu’s eyelid when she asked the accused to pay the money owed her. “A fight ensued when Anyanwu asked for the money and the accused bit off the eyelid, causing him grievous harm,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. In his ruling, Magistrate Ade Adefulire, granted the accused a N200, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Further hearing has been fixed for Sept. 29.