by Akan Ido
The Magistrate’s Court in Ejigbo, Lagos has remanded a pregnant woman, Funke Jamiu, in Kirikiri prison custody for biting off a chunk of her neighbour’s breast in a fight.
The Justice, M. B Folami, gave the order after Jamiu pleaded guilty to the offence and also adjourned the case till November 24 for sentencing.
The police prosecutor, Corporal Oluwafemi Adeleye told the court that the accused had on November 4 inflicted injuries on her co-tenant, Bola Ajiboye during an altercation at No. 17, Awolo St., Isheri-Osun, Ijagemo, a Lagos suburb.
Adeleye said, “The defendant, who confessed to have committed the act, did not only inflict her co-tenant with bruises but also used her fingers and her teeth to cut off part of Ajiboye’s breast.”
Jamiu was reported to have started the fight accusing the victim of spreading negative rumours about her.
“The other neighbours in the compound, however, involved the police, when the situation was uncontrollable,’’ the prosecutor said.
The offence, according to him, contravened section 24 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.