Blessing Ani, a 30-year-old commercial sex worker, has been arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, for allegedly biting off the lower lip of one of her colleagues, Doris Robert, during a fight over a client in their brothel.
It was gathered that the two prostitutes resorted to a fight after Ani accused Robert of taking her ‘customer’ and in the process, she bit off her rival’s lip.
The incident happened in a brothel located at Railway in the Ijora area of the state where they both ply their sex trade.
Eyewitnesses said all efforts to separate the two ‘Ashewos’ were futile and when Ani bit off Robert’s lip and it fell off, she was rushed to the hospital with the severed lip but the doctors said the stump could not be stitched back as it had been infected.
Trouble started for the pair when Ani confronted Roberts, accusing her of taking her client, insisting that Roberts should have informed her that her client was around instead of taking him into her room to have sex with him.
In response, Roberts allegedly told Ani that since she was already with another customer, she had to satisfy the client, stressing that there was no permanent client in their sex business.
This reportedly incensed Ani and led to exchange of words and in the fight that ensued, Ani bit off her colleague’s lip.
The matter was reported to the police at Ijora Badia and Ani was arrested and charged to court with assault under the Criminal Code.
When the charge was read to her, Ani pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mr M. A. Etti, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum, but however ordered that she be remanded in prison custody pending when she would perfect her bail, while adjourning till 3 March, 2016, for hearing.