A man has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt after he chopped off a neighbour’s ears over ownership of a plantain tree. The accused who has been identified as Chinedu, works with a federal ministry in Port Harcourt. He reportedly attacked his neighbour, Mr. Adelowu Ogundele, with a matchete while Ogundale was allegedly harvesting plantain at their Federal Housing Estate residence in Port Harcourt.
It’s understood that Chinedu who is facing two counts of assault, is also accused of destroying plantain trees owned by one of his former neighbours, Mrs Ibitayo Elizabeth.
The accused pleaded not guilty after the charges were read. Chinedu was granted bail in the sum of N400,000 and one surety.