The 25-year old hairdresser in Takoradi whose lower lip was bitten off by a female health worker in a bizarre case of suspected infidelity by her boyfriend, has arrived at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, to undergo a plastic surgery on her lips.
Dr. Portia Frimpong, the Medical Officer for the Kwesimintsim Hospital, gave the victim and her family a letter on Monday, to seek further treatment for her worsening condition at Korle-Bu as early as possible.
She told Citi News that, “upon examination, we realized she had lost more than half of her lower lip. We tried to fix the lost tissue back but to no avail, because the tissue was dead when it was brought in so we had to discard it. For now, we have spoken with the family about the need to seek plastic surgery intervention, so we have given them a letter to go to Korle-Bu as quickly as they can”.
This comes after the Kwesimintsim Police Command in Takoradi, arrested the 23-year-old health worker on Monday.The suspect, Clara Atimperi, bit off more than half of the lower lip of Beatrice Agyapong in a bloody attack.
Though Clara Atimperi reported herself to the police on the same day of the incident on Friday 18th January, she was not arrested for whatever reason, until today Monday, after the story had gained media attention.
Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olivia Adiku, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to Citi News.
“She has been just arrested and is in police custody. We can’t charge her now because the victim has just been referred to Korle-Bu so we need to wait for more information before you can charge her or take the suspect to court. So, for now a caution statement has been taken from her”.