A 28-year-old man, Abayomi Odejobi, who was accused of biting a man’s lip for wooing his girlfriend, yesterday, appeared in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court.
The accused, a popular Lagos-based entertainer, who resides at 7, Oremeji Street, Iju-Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for assault.
However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But Police prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, insisted that the offence was committed on January 15 at Station Bus Stop, Iju-Ishaga.
Odugbo said the accused and the complainant, Segun Fasoyiro, had an issue over a girl sometime in December 2017.
According to Sergeant Odugbo, “the accused claimed that the complainant wooed his girlfriend on Facebook and sent a message to him to steer clear of her.
“The complainant too responded, saying he will date the girl and since then, the accused has been looking for him.
“They met at a bus stop and the accused was the first to engage him in a fight.
“The accused bit the complainant on his lower lip and when he realised what he did and was about running away, a Police patrol team apprehended him.”
It was gathered that the offence carries three years imprisonment.
Meanwhile, Magistrate A. O. Komolafe granted the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till February 19.