Yemi Daramola, a tenant in Fanibi area of Akure, Ondo State has reportedly bitten off the lip of her landlord, Paul Ajayi.
According to some co-tenants, Yemi allegedly cuts off the lower lip of her landlord during a fisticuff over unpaid rent in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
An eyewitness stated that the suspect (Yemi) and her husband, Ojo 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.
“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, Mr Ajayi told the media that he had earlier met with Yemi’s husband the previous night to ask for the payment of the rent but he was promised to be seen the following day, which he objected to.
“They owed me 18 months’ rent and I went to meet the husband when he arrived from work at around 8 o’clock at night.
“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 saw out 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,” Ajayi stated.
However, 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.