A 32-year-old civil man in Rivers State, Mr. Braide Chinedu, has been arraigned before a Port Harcourt court for allegedly chopping off his neighbor’s ear over ownership of a plantain tree.
Mr Chinedu, who works with a federal ministry in Port Harcourt, reportedly attacked his neighbor, Mr. Adelowu Ogundele, with a machete while Ogundale was allegedly harvesting plantain at their Federal Housing Estate residence in Port Harcourt. The accused is facing two counts of assault.
The accused was also accused of destroying plantain trees owned by one of his former neighbors, Mrs Ibitayo Elizabeth.
After the charges were read, Chinedu pleaded not guilty.
Chief Magistrate B. M. F. Jamabo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N400,000 and one surety, before adjourning the case to October 23.