Man’s Ear Bitten off for Criticising Hemp Smokers



Tolani Ajisefini, a 25-year-old site manager, has lost one of his ears in a fight that ensued after speaking up against hemp smoking in the Mushin area of Lagos State, reports Punch.

Ajisefini had lived with his parents on Olateju Street, Mushin, where the incident happened, before relocating to Isolo. However, he was said to be a regular visitor to Mushin.

It was learnt that the victim had visited the area, penultimate Saturday, when he saw some youths smoking hemp in his former house. He was said to have cautioned them and insisted they left the place.

This resulted in arguments and later degenerated into a fight. In the ensuing scuffle, Ajisefini was alleged to have grabbed a bottle to attack one Michael, who parried it. Michael then bit off one of Ajisefini’s ears. Michael also had a bite injury.

The victim was reportedly rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, but the ear could not be reattached as the tissue was already dead. The doctors said they may have to perform an operation on him and give him an artificial ear.