Tenant Allegedly Bites Off Landlady’s Finger Over House Rent Disagreement

court1A lady, Blessing Sunday, 22, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly biting and cutting off her landlady’s finger.

The accused, who lives at 10, Messiah St., Meiran, Lagos, is being charged with assault.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ahonle Luggard, told the court that the offence was committed on Aug. 29 at Messiah St., Meiran, Lagos.

“Following argument between the accused and the landlady, Mrs Felicia Egwuh, over house rent, the accused bite the landlady’s finger and cut it off.

“The finger is in police custody as an exhibit,” revealed Luggard, adding that the offence commited, “contravened section 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.”

The accused however pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000, with two surety in like sum, and adjourned the case to Nov. 11.(NAN)