A 32-year old conductor, Taye Ajayi has been arrested and charged before Lagos court for biting off the ear of a passenger over N20 in Egbeda area of Lagos state, Southwest Nigeria.
The incident happened at Micon bus stop in Egbeda after a disagreement between the both of them.
The victim, Kabiru Olugbemi boarded a bus and paid Ajayi who was a conductor in the bus N30 instead of the N50 Ajayi demanded from him.
When Olugbemi got to Micon bus stop en route Egbeda, he alighted from the bus but just as he tried to walk away, an angry Ajayi reportedly grabbed his left her and bit it off, throwing it on the ground.
Olugbemi bled profusely and was rushed to a hospital with the falling ear where a doctor confirmed the ear dead and cannot be fixed back.
The matter was later reported to Idimu police Station and Ajayi was arrested and charged to court.
Ajayi was charged with inflicting permanent injury on the victim under the Criminal Code. When he was arraigned, he pleaded not guilty.
The presiding magistrate, Mr P.E.Nwaka granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will fulfill his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 6 October 2014.
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