A 25-year-old man, Chibuike Njokwu, who allegedly bit his girlfriend on her left breast, during a fight on Wednesday appeared in Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ado-Ekiti.
The police charged Njokwu, who lives in Surulere Area, off Basiri road in Ado-Ekiti, with assault and causing grievous hurt.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 24 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 was a boyfriend to the complainant, attacked her during an altercation.
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, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Jan.26, 2021 for hearing.