19th June, 2013
A woman, Mrs. Nike Adekunle, who bit her neighbour in the eye during fighting at their Idi-Araba, Mushin residence, has been arraigned before the Ijeshatedo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos southwest Nigeria, for assault.
The incident happened at 5, Shittu Street, NEPA Bus Stop, Idi-Araba, Mushin where they reside as tenants.
The accused was alleged to have engaged her co-tenant, Mrs. Fatimo Oladimeji in a fight over disagreement on the use of the cloth hanger in their compound.
The accused, a mother of two, allegedly grabbed Fatimo’s head and bit her left eye.
The victim was rushed to the Mushin General Hospital.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the two women were friends before their relationship turned sour over petty jealousy.
The victim who spoke with P.M.NEWS on her hospital bed, said doctors had yet to determine the extent of damage to her eye.
Narrating what happened, Fatimo said she was sitting in front of their house when Nike who had finished washing her clothes went to the hanger to spread them.
“I asked her to shift the clothes so that the water from the wet clothes will not spread to where I was sitting.
“She refused and we exchanged words before we started fighting.
While fighting, she bit me in the eye and I was rushed to the hospital,” she narrated.
The accused, however, blamed the victim for the fight. She explained that Fatimo went into her room and brought out a knife which she used in cutting the rope and threw her clothes in the gutter.
She admitted biting her in the eye during fighting.
She disclosed that she was arrested and charged to court by the police when the matter was reported at the Area ‘D’ Command, Mushin.
When the charge was read to her, she pleaded not guilty and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Gbajumo granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned for further hearing.