Tope Olanrewaju (22), who allegedly assaulted her friend by biting off her left ear, was on Friday granted 100,000 Naira bail by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi also granted the accused one surety in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.

Tope, who is unemployed, had borrowed some money from Tolulope Adekoya, whose ear she allegedly bit.

According to Police Prosecutor, Simeon Imhonwa, the accused committed the offences on May 7 at about 4PM at Toyin Street, Ikeja.

Imhonwa alleged that the Tope beat Tolulope to a pulp and cut off her left ear with her teeth.

“The complainant said Olanrewaju had threatened to deal with her on several occasions.

“The complainant alleged that the accused refused to return the money she borrowed and kept threatening her life whenever she demands her money.

“This led to a misunderstanding and a fight between them, and in the process, the accused beat Adekoya to a pulp and bit off the left ear,” he told the court.

Tope pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of assault occasioning grievous harm and unlawfully inflicting wounds brought against her.

The offences contravened Sections 171 and 244 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Magistrate has fixed June 1 to continue the hearing.