In Nigeria, a 28-year-old woman, Anastasia Uche of Kurudu, Abuja, has been arrested for biting off a fellow woman’s nipples during an argument.
Anastasia has been charged before the Karu Magistrate court in the suburbs of Nigeria’s capital of Abuja, according to Nigeria’s News Agency.
The police prosecutor, Cpl. Pascal Njoku, told the court that Anastasia bit Hauwa Musa on the right breast and severed the nipple, thereby causing grievous hurt to Hauwa.
Njoku said that the offence contravened Section 241 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty and her counsel, Mr Michael Ejeh, applied for bail for her.
Magistrate Christopher Oba told both the complainant and the accused to explore the possibility of resolving the matter, saying: “Nobody benefits from trouble.’’
“I will advise that both parties in this matter should sit down and explore the possibility of resolving this matter,’’ he said.
He, therefore, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000, about $330 and a surety in the like sum.
“The surety must have a reasonable means of livelihood and a traceable address within the jurisdiction of this court,’’ he ruled.
The magistrate adjourned the case to 21 November for hearing, if both parties failed to resolve the matter.
You wonder what they will resolve: will the nipple be re-attached Hauwa’s breast?