A retired police officer, identified as Mr Ogunbor, has been accused of biting off the ear of an 18-year-old girl, Faith Aigbe, at Eweka Street, off Aduwawa Road, Benin City, Edo State.
According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday, November 15, during a quarrel between the victim’s mother and the Ogunbor family.
It was gathered that the said victim returned from church to find Mr Ogunbor, his wife, daughter and some other family members allegedly assaulting her mother.
Speaking with journalists in Benin, Faith said when Mr Ogunbor picked up a shovel to hit her mother, she quickly held back the weapon. The retired police officer was said to have grabbed Faith and chopped off her right ear with his teeth.
She alleged that she and her mom later went to police station to file a complaint but Mr Ogunbor arrived there and threatened the police officers, claiming to be a retired commissioner of police.