A 60 year old woman, Nana Shehu, was on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 brought before an Upper Sharia Court in Tudun-Wada in Zaria, accused of biting off her neighbour’s right ear.
The accused, a resident of Kwarin Dangoma, Tudun Jukun, Zaria, faces a charge of assault and causing grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Ado Ahmad-Kofardoka told the court that the accused committed the offences on May 24 at 11.00 a.m.
He said the accused had waylaid and assaulted the 22-year-old complainant, Ibrahim Saminu, by biting off his right ear.
According to Ahmad-Kofardoka, an iron door that Saminu carried mistakenly hit the accused’s shop which angered her.
“This led to verbal assault on the complainant.
“In the ensuing argument, the accused physically assaulted the complainant and in his attempt to defend himself, the accused pounced on Saminu and bit off his right ear,’’ he said.
The accused however pleaded not guilty.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Malam Muhammad Aliyu, granted her bail in the sum of N50, 000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case till June 1, 2015 for further hearing.