A Magistrate Court in Abuja yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old commercial sex worker, Uche Archibong, to a three-week jail term for severing her client’s tongue. She was, however, given an option of a N1,000 fine.
The magistrate, Mrs. Jecinta Okeke, also ordered Archibong of Jabi Village, to pay N30,000 to the complainant for the amount spent in the hospital to put back his tongue.
The prosecutor, Inspector Clement Egwu, had told the court that one Mr. Ephraim Okoronkwo reported the case of grievous bodily harm to the police on July 9, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He said that the complainant and the accused had a misunderstanding after he had picked her from town to his abode on the day of the incident.
Egwu said the accused jumped on the complainant in the midst of the argument and bit off his tongue.