Mr Braide Chinedu, a civil servant in Rivers State, has landed himself before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt, for allegedly cutting off his neighbour’s ear.
Chinedu 32, who works with a federal ministry in Port Harcourt, allegedly committed the act over struggle for the ownership of a plantain tree. He is said to have attacked his neighbour, Mr Adelowu Ogundele with a matchete and chopped off one of his ear while Ogundale was harvesting plantain at their Federal Housing Estate residence in Port Harcourt.
The accused, now face two-count charge of assault and destroying plantain trees owned by one of his former neighbours, Mrs Ibitayo Elizabeth.
He however pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him and the Chief Magistrate B. M. F. Jamabo, granted him bail in the sum of N400,000 and one surety, before adjourning the case to October 23.
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