A married woman, identified as Yemi Daramola, has reportedly bitten off the lip of her landlord, Paul Ajayi, over unpaid rent in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Daramola assaulted her landlord after he warned her and her husband to stop postponing the 18 months rent as well as electricity bill which is about N6, 000.
An eyewitness stated that the Daramola rented a room apartment and had been living in the house for more than three years, but recently had issues with the landlord over months of accumulated rent.
Narrating the incident to Daily Post, the eyewitness said he suddenly heard a noise and discovered that Mrs. Daramola had bitten off the landlord’s lip and a part of the lip was still in her mouth.
“We suddenly heard noise from the house and found out that the landlord’s lip had been cut off while his cloth was socked with blood and a part of the lip was still in yemi’s mouth.”
The landlord said that he had earlier met with Yemi’s husband the previous night to ask for the payment of the rent and the man promised to see the landlord in the morning to which he objected.
“They owe me 18 months’ rent and I went to meet the husband when he arrived from work around 8:PM.
“The husband begged me to exercise patience that he would see me the following morning.
“I warned them to stop postponing payment because I have been asking them to pay till the rent piled up to eighteen months.
“The 18 months rent they owe me is #28,000 as well as electricity bill which is about #6 ,000.
“On the following morning, the husband came to me, begging, which I insisted that they have to pay.
“Later, I escorted my friends that visited me and as I was coming back, the wife attacked me. She hit me and tried to target my scrotum.
“As I was trying to bend to save my scrotum, she bit my lips and cut it off. That was when I reported the case at Fanibi Police Station.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo state command, Femi Joseph said he had not been fully briefed on the matter.
Meanwhile, the dental department of the state specialists hospital, Akure has recommended a plastic surgery for Paul Ajayi.
He has, therefore, been referred to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State for further treatment.