Poverty In The land Man cuts off neighbour’s ear over plantain tree in Rivers

A civil servant who chopped off the ear of his neighbour over the ownership of a plantain tree has been docked in a court in Port Harcourt.

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One Braide Chinedu, a Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based civil servant, has been dragged before a Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly cutting off his neighbour's ear over ownership of a plantain tree.

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South-South Reports have it that the accused, a staff of a federal ministry in Port Harcourt, had attacked the neighbour identified as Adelowu Ogundele, with a machete while the victim was harvesting plantain at their Federal Housing Estate residence in Port Harcourt.

Chinedu was said to have challenged the victim for cutting the plantain from the tree and an argument ensued between them leading to the accused who had also gone to the farm to cut the same plantain, using his machete to cut of Ogundele's ear.

Not done with the blood-shedding, Chinedu also reportedly went on a rampage and cut off other plantain trees belonging to the victim and those of a former neighbour, Ibitayo Elizabeth.

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When the charges were read to Chinedu, he pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, B. M. F. Jamabo, granted him bail in the sum of N400,000 and one surety, while the case was adjourned to October 23, 2016, for hearing.

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