A 37yrs old woman, Mrs Gift Akindele has been arrested and arraigned
before a Lagos court after she allegedly attacked and bite off a widow’s
finger, Mrs Helen Godwin and swallowed it in the presence of other
The incident happened at Mafuta Adeyemi Street, Orelope, Egbeda, Lagos where they reside.
The suspect was taken to the police at Idimu Division where Helen demanded for her finger for fear she might use it for ritual.
Gift, however replied she might have probably swallowed it during the
scuffle because she could not say whether it fell off from her mouth.
According to PM Express, Gift and Helen hail from Akwa Ibom but married
from different states. While Gift married from Ondo State, Helen married
an Enugu man. Gift had two children and Helen had a child before she
lost her husband last year.
However, since they started living together in the same house, they have
had no peace but things escalated when Helen’s husband died last year
and Gift started to mock her.
On the day the incident happened, as usual, Gift was said to have
started mocking Helen again and this resulted in exchange of words and
then a fight.
It was during the fight that the suspect bite off Helen’s finger and swallowed it.
She was charged before the court presided over by Magistrate Akeem Fashola.
Gift pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison pending when she’ll mer her bail. Case to commence on March 29.