Nov 6, 2017 – Man Jailed In Ile Ife For Biting Off Rival Ears After Wife Left Him
A man, Mr. Isiah Olaniyan, was yesterday sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour by an Osun State High Court, sitting Ile-Ife for biting off ear of his rival.
The convict was arraigned before the court on 10th October, 2016 on a (3) three count charge of attempt murder, grievous harm and unlawful wounding contrary to sections 320(1), 335, and 338(1) respectively, of the criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol 2 Law of osun State of Nigeria 2002.
The prosecution counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Bamidele Salawu, told the court that on 27th of July, 2015, at No1 Bolaji Olufunmi Street, Ipetumodu, Osun State, the convict forced his way into a rented room of the victim, Mr. Alonge Emmanuel, assaulted him with an iron rod, “on suspicion of probably, having illicit affair with his wife, Esther Egunyemi, who packed out of the convict room since 23rd July, 2015.”
According to him: “The convict pursued Mr. Alonge Emmanuel (the victim) to another room in another house, where he bite off his ear.
“He (victim) lodge a report at Divisional Police headquarters Ipetumodu where he was informed to go for medical treatment first because of the severity of the injuries he sustained.
In his judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Raheem Siyanbola, ruled that the prosecution counsel had proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The judge ruled: “I hereby sentenced you Isiah Olaniyan, accordingly. You are discharged on count (1) one. On count three (3) you are convicted.
The judge sentenced Olaniyan to five (5) years imprisonment.