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19 Oct 2016
Man chops off neighbour’s ear over squabble for plantain tree
A 32 year old man has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt for allegedly cutting-off one of his neighbour’s ears with machete over disagreement on ownership of a plantain tree.
The accused, Braide Chinedu, a federal civil servant now facing two count-charge of assault and malicious damage of property allegedly attacked his neighbour, Adelowu Ogundale with a machete, when he saw Ogundale harvesting the plantain at their Federal Housing Estate residence in Amadi Ama, Port Harcourt.
Chinedu was also accused of damaging plantain trees belonging to his former neighbour, Madam Ibitayo Elizabeth.
On his part, the victim ,Ogundale, told the court that the accused had relocated from the said residence, only to return to attack him while he was harvesting the plantain meant for the present residents.
Trial Chief Magistrate, BMF Jamabo granted bail to Chinedu at the tune of Four Hundred Thousand naira, with one surety and two passport photographs.