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Nasarawa: Man to be kept in prison for biting off another’s outer ear

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Masaka, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday, ordered that Lucky Adalaki be remanded in the Keffi Correction Centre for allegedly biting off the outer ear part of Tunde Adedeji.

The police charged Mr Adalaki, 46, with causing grievous hurt.

The judge, Yakubu Dangawa, held that even though the prosecutor did not object to the bail application by the defendant, the court will remand him, until October 4.

Mr Dangawa held that bail application by the defendant would be considered by the next adjournment.

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He ordered the defence counsel, Ohi Ebenyakwu, to file a formal application to the court for bail.

Mr Dangawa adjourned the matter until October 4 for a hearing.

Mr Ebenyakwu had in an oral bail application cited sections 158, 161, 162 and 163 of the Criminal Justice Law.

He prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, stressing that reasonable surety would be provided and his client would not jump bail.

Mr Ebenyakwu added the the accused person was standing as a surety to the complainant in a State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Lafia, for an alleged fraud.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence of causing grievous hurt.

In presenting his case, prosecution counsel Sierm Frank told the court that the complainant reported the matter at the Masaka Police Station on September 10.

Mr Frank alleged that the defendant accosted the complainant very close to his house, bit off his right outer ear and also inflicted bite marks on his lips and right thumb.

The prosecution counsel said that the offence contravened section 247 of the Penal Code.

(NAN)

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