Nurse Loses Tongue Over Man

A professional female nurse had to undergo emergency surgery to stitch the tongue after her rival bit it off during a savage fight at Adansi Akrokerri in the Ashanti Region, a court has heard.

Patricia Mensah, an unemployed woman residents at Tutuka in Obuasi, was said to have clamped her jaws around the tongue of her victim, Rose Addae, and bit off part as onlookers attempted to separate the pair.

She was granted a GH10,000 bail by an Obuasi Circuit Court when she appeared before it on Thursday to answer the charge of causing harm, contrary to section 69 of the Criminal Offense Act 1960 [Act 29].

Inspector Albert Anani, police prosecutor, informed the court that the complainant, Rose Addae, is a nurse by profession while the accused person, Patricia Mensah is unemployed.

According to prosecution, both women lived at Tutuka, a suburb of Obuasi, and simultaneously had an affair with a certain man in the vicinity some time ago.

Inspector Anani said this created enmity between Rose and Patricia, an put them at loggerheads.

On February 8, 2014, the complainant and the accused person met at a funeral ceremony at Akrokerri in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region, the prosecutor told the court presided over by Daniel Kwaku Obeng.

The nurse came face-to-face with her former rival when her newly-found only fiance only identified as Akwasi stopped his car by another man’s car in which Patricia Mensah was sitting at a drinking spot in the Akrokerri community.

The police prosecutor said the accused quickly jumped out of her friend’s car and went to hug Rose’s will-be groom, which the complainant protested.

Inspector Anani disclosed that the accused got offended and administered a deity’ slap on the complainant face, culminating in a fight.

He stated that Patricia then clamped her jaws around the mouth of the nurse and bit off part of her tongue in the process.

Sensing danger, her fiance Akwasi quickly took the complainant into his car in an attempt to have her undergo emergency surgery to reattach her tongue, but the accused who was not satisfied, took a stick and smashed the windscreen of the nurse’s boyfriend car.

Patricia Mensah also caused damage to the fan blade of the radiator in the engine after she again hit the bonnet, the court hear.

A report was made to the police while the victim was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

Patricia was later arrested and after investigation, arraigned thereof before court.