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Farmer Bites Off Man’s Lip During Fight In Kwara

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A 35-year-old farmer, Adebayo Olaniyi, was on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 sentenced to a total of 3 years and 3 months imprisonment by an Odo-Owa Area Court, Kwara State on two counts of assault.

The Judge, Mr. Abolade Banigbe, in his ruling, sentenced Olaniyi to three months imprisonment with an option of N 1,000 fine on the first count and three years imprisonment on the second count with an option of N 13,000 fine.
Olaniyi was accused of  for biting off the victim- Bode Arilewo’s lower lip during an altercation.
He had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges on his first arraignment on Friday, September 18, 2015. He was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.
According to the judge, the sentence was to serve as a deterrent to others.
He said: “I am only lenient with you as a first offender. You are advised to change your attitude.’’

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