If Mrs Ajoke Wasiu knew that arguing over the sachet water she sold on Tuesday, March 14 would cost her one of her ears, she probably would have given the water free.

A businessman, Friday Aigbogun (40) and his lover, Olamide Fashanu (26), have been charged with biting off the Ajoke’s ear.

According to the police officer in charge of the case, Inspector Rita Momoh, the couple went to buy 30 Naira worth of sachet water popularly called 'pure-water' from the complainant.

“The accused gave the complainant N30; being the cost of three 'pure water' sachets, the complainant then gave them the water.

“But the accused insisted that the complainant must put them inside a nylon bag.

“The complainant told them that she did not have a nylon bag and they asked for a refund of their money, and she did.

“The accused started cursing and abusing the complainant; calling her unprintable names.

“And when the complainant responded, the accused grabbed her and started beating her.

“In the process, the second accused, Fashanu, chopped off the right ear of the complainant with her teeth," Inspector Momoh told the court.

She said that the part of the ear that was chopped-off was recovered at the scene of the incident.

The couple now face four counts of: a breach of the peace, conspiracy, assault and grievous harm at an Ikeja Magistrates' Court in Lagos.

She said the offences contravened Sections 166, 171, 243 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 while Section 243 prescribes seven years' jail term for grievous harm.

They both pleaded innocence to the counts and were granted bail in the sum of N50,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The magistrate, Mr M.K.O. Fadeyi adjourned the case until April 10 for mention.