The 23-year-old health worker, Clara Atimperi, who is alleged to have bitten off the lower lip of a 25-year old lady for accepting a lift from her boyfriend at Kwesimintsim in the Western Region, has been granted bail by the Police.
According to the Public Relations Officer for the Western Regional Police Command, DSP Olivia Adiku, the police had to grant the suspect bail as the victim who just underwent surgery in Korle-Bu, is yet to be heard.
He said the accused person will soon be processed for court.
“For now, we’ve given the police enquiry bail for the accused to be reporting while we wait for the victim to come, then the case can go to court,” DSP Olivia Adiku said.
The victim, Beatrice Agyapong, went through a quick plastic surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after she was transferred from the Kwesimintim Hospital.Ms. Agyapong, who is a hairdresser at Airport Ridge in Takoradi in narrating her ordeal said she got a lift last Friday on her way to Kwesimintsim to buy food because she knew the driver of the car.
“I was recently treated of ulcer and was advised by doctors to adopt the habit of eating early to avoid complications. So on Friday 18th January 2019 at about 8:00 am, I decided to go to Kwesimintsim to buy food. Just as I stepped out of the house, I saw a private car known to me passing, so I signaled it to a stop asked for a lift to Kwesimintsim so I could find some food to buy.”
She was however attacked by Clara Atimperi who’s the driver’s girlfriend, as she was getting ready to eat after walking back to the salon at the Airport Ridge. In their exchanges, Clara bit-off the lower lip of Beatrice after hitting her on the head with an object.
“She held my neck and pushed me, and then hit me with an object in the head, before she grabbed my lip and started chewing it as I struggled to defend myself but to no avail; suddenly I saw my blood splashing on the floor that was the last thing I remember at the salon.