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Husband bites off wife’s nose



A man has told the court that he accidentally bit off the tip of his wife’ s nose in a fit of anger , maintaining that the bodily injury he inflicted on her was unintentional .

This confession made a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday to order the 34 -year-old man to be remanded in Ikoyi prison for allegedly assaulting his wife, Bukola, and biting off the tip of her nose .

Bisi Adebiosu , who resides at No . 34 Verimacqueen Str ., Lagos Island , is facing a two -count charge of domestic violence and assault , occasioning harm.

The prosecutor, Inspector Nurudeen Thomas , told the court that the accused committed the offences on January 9 at the couple ’ s resident .

He said that on the said day, the accused physically assaulted his wife , an auxiliary nurse and a mother of two , and bit off the tip of her nose .

He said that the couple , who got married in 2007 , started having problems when the wife got employed at a private hospital.

He told the court that the husband, who owns a a boutique in front of their house , started complaining about his wife ’s new manner of dressing to work.

“ Adebiosu beats his wife and does not provide for the family , ” Thomas told the court .

He said the offences contravened sections 11 ( a) ( b ) of the Protection Against Domestic Violence Law, 2007 and the 176 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 .

While 11 (a ) (b ) prescribes five years imprisonment with or an option of N100,000 for any one found guilty of the charge , Section 176 stipulates three -year imprisonment for offenders .

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The accused , who pleaded guilty to the charge of assault , however, said he was not guilty to the charge of domestic violence .

He told the court that he mistakenly bit off his wife’ s nose in anger .

The accused told the court that on the day in question , he got home and met his children crying and when he asked the whereabouts of their mother , he was told she was at a party two houses away.

“ I met my wife finishing off her fourth bottle of Stout in the midst of men ; I had to force her home and during the struggle, I mistakenly bit her nose .

“ I do the best I can to take of our family , but my wife does not give me the respect that I deserve as her husband, ” he said .

The Chief Magistrate , Mrs . Kikelomo Ayeye , however, remanded the accused at Ikoyi prison and adjourned the case until February 12 for further hearing 

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