25-year-old man allegedly bites girlfriend’s breast during fight

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A man identified as Chibuike Njokwu, 25-year-old, has been charged to a Magistrate Court in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly biting his girlfriend on her left breast during a fight on Wednesday.

The police charged Njokwu, who lives in Surulere Area, off Basiri road in Ado-Ekiti, with assault and causing grievous hurt.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on 24 December at about 7 a.m in Ado-Ekiti.

Akinwale alleged that the defendant, bit Ifunanya Okonkwo on her left breast, inflicting her with a deep cut.

He said the defendant, who is a boyfriend to the complainant, attacked her during a fight.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 335 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Mr Emmanuel Sumonu, urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Chief Magistrate, Adefumike Anoma, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

The case has been adjourned to 26 January 2021, for hearing.

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