Neighbours jailed for biting off woman’s lip
An Abuja Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced two persons to four months’ imprisonment each for biting off the lip of their female neighbour in Dutsen Makaranta, in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Nkemdili Emmanuel and Ndifereke Okon of Dutsen Makaranta were convicted for criminal conspiracy and causing grievous hurt, offences contrary to sections 97 and 247 of the penal code.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that the complainant, on October 17, reported at the Dutse police station that the accused, on same date, conspired and assaulted her after she threw dirty water into a plastic container belonging to the landlord.
He said one of the accused, Nkemdili Emmanuel, in the process, bit off her lower lip, thereby causing her permanent disability.
When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to four months’ imprisonment each by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with an option of N10,000 fine.
The court also ordered them to pay a compensation of N66,000 to the victim.
Similarly, a 28-year-old bricklayer was arraigned before the court for inflicting injury on a commercial taxi driver in the same area.
Yunusa Omaita of Mpape, Abuja, was charged with joint act, criminal force and assault, causing hurt and theft, offences contrary to the penal code.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Samuel Arisite of same address, reported at the Dutsen Alhaji police station, how the accused and one Musa surname yet unknown, boarded his taxi while he was loading passengers at first gate to Mpape.
He said when he wanted to move, he was disallowed and when he demanded to know why, they descended on him and beat him up.
According to the prosecutor, the complaint sustained injuries all over his body in the process, adding that they also stole N25,000 from him.
When the charge was read to the accused, they pleaded not guilty and were granted bail by the judge, Mohammed Marafa.
The case was adjourned to October 27 for hearing.
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