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40-year-old Ekiti woman in court for biting lady
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The Ekiti State Police Command, on Thursday, arraigned a 40-year-old woman, Funmilayo Aduloju, before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly biting a lady and injuring her in the process.

The defendant was dragged to court on one count of assault.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court that “The defendant committed the offence on July 12 around 8.30p.m at the Ekute area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

“The defendant assaulted one Adetutu Abegunde by biting her with teeth on her left eye while fighting, which inflicted serious injury on her.

“The offence contravened Section 185 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021.”

Okunade urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her, while her counsel, Opeyemi Esan, urged the court to grant her bail, promising that she would not jump bail.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr A.O Adeosun, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case till August 3.