A woman, Mrs Esther Edobo, has lost her finger after she disgracefully beat up a male co-tenant, Tobias Mombo during a fight in their house in Lagos.
A rather helpless Mombo was forced to grab Mrs Edobo’s hand and bite off one of her fingers in self defence. The victim was bleeding profusely and was taken and admitted in a hospital where she is currently being treated.
The incident happened at 9 Kasumi Ogunmakinde street, Afolabi area of Akesan in the outskirts of Lagos.
P.M.EXPRESS gathered that Mrs Edobo and Mombo had disagreement which resulted in both fighting publicly in their house.
During the scuffle, Edodo reportedly carried Mombo up and threw him on the ground and was punching him heavily.
An embattled Mombo, who was grasping for breath, grabbed her hand and bite off her finger before the bout could be called off.
The matter was reported to the police at Igando division where Mombo was arrested and later detained.
During interrogation, Mombo told the Police that Mrs Edobo over-powered and humiliated him by throwing him on the ground and still attacking him while he was on the ground.
He told the police that when he did not know how to safe himself he had to bite off Mrs Edobo’s finger in self defence to gain his freedom which worked out.
Mombo was later charged before the Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ejigbo for forcefully removing Edobo’s finger with his teeth. He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 27 February 2017.