The fight between two brothers, Olubukola Foresythe and Adetunji Wright has made the elder one to lose his ear to the younger one who allegedly bites off his ear during a scuffle.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the quarrel was over the sale of the property their late mother left for them at 1, Old Yaba Road, Adekunle, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

It was learnt, Olubukola, the younger of the two brothers suggested that the building be sold for he intended to use the proceeds to start a new life.

His elder brother Adetunji disagreed. The argument degenerated into a scuffle during which Olubukola reportedly chopped off Adetunji’s ear. Neighbours came to his rescue as blood was gushing out of the wound.

The police from Adekunle police division later arrested Olubukola. After investigation, he was arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrate’s court, Lagos on a one-count charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.

The police said the offence is punishable under section 335 of the Criminal Code Cap 17, Vol.11 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

When the charge was read to him, Olubukola Foresythe pleaded not guilty.

The presiding magistrate admitted him to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in the like sum.

The case has been adjourned till 15 November, 2010 for mention.

—Paul Iyoghojie