A man in Lagos has been arrested and taken before a court for assaulting his friend in a beer parlour.
Chidi Osuagwu, 31, is alleged to have bitten off the lip of one Sunday Adebayo, his friend, after the latter teased him for refusing to buy a bottle of beer.
Osuagwu was yesterday arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in the Itire area of the state.
According to Vanguard reports, the accused who resides at 13, Agboola St., Ijeshatedo, a Lagos suburb, is being tried for assault.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olakunle Shobanire, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 25 at 9.00 p.m. at 271, Ijesha Road in Itire area of Lagos.
Shobanire alleged that Osuagwu was at a beer parlour when the complainant, Sunday Adebayo, asked him to buy him a bottle of beer, but he refused.
The complainant jokingly chided the accused for failing to buy him beer which angered Osuagwu and he immediately assaulted Adebayo by biting off his upper lip, he said.
The accused entered a plea of not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N40, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Gbajumo, adjourned the case to January 13, 2014 .