Tolani a site manager who leaves with his parents at Olateju Street in the Mushin area of Lagos State, has had one of his of his ears bitten off in a fight that ensued after making the mistake of speaking against Indian hemp smoking in his hood.
According to a report by Punch Metro, the 25-year-old man, Tolani Ajisefini, had visited the area penultimate Saturday when he saw some youths smoking hemp in his former house in the Isolo area of Lagos. He was said to have cautioned them and insisted they left the place.
Speaking to a correspondent on condition of anonymity, a resident in the area, said the smokers ignored him.
“They said he had left the area and had no right to dictate to them what to do and what not to do.
“This resulted in arguments and later degenerated into a fight. One of Tolani’s (Ajisefini) friends also backed him and fought the gang members. Tolani, however, asked his unnamed friend to leave the matter to him alone.
“He pushed his friend aside and ordered him to leave the place. One Michael mocked the unnamed friend, saying Tolani did not appreciate his effort.”
It was gathered that Ajisefini attacked Michael for the statement, and in the ensuing scuffle, Ajisefini was alleged to have grabbed a bottle to attack the suspect, who parried it.
“Michael then bit off one of Ajisefini’s ears. Michael also had a bite injury,” the source added.
The victim was reportedly rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-araba, Surulere, where he was quickly attended to by the medical personnel and afterwards, it was learnt that the ear could not be reattached as the tissue was already dead.
“The ear had to be trashed. The doctors said they may have to perform an operation on him and give him artificial ear. He has been deformed,” a close friend of the victim said.
The case was allegedly reported at the Olosan Police Division. It is so unfortunate how a young man has been left without an ear forever just for speaking up against evil.