Man’s Ear Bitten Off after Criticising Hemp Smokers in Lagos

A 25-year-old man, Tolani Ajisefini, has lost one of his ears in a fight that ensued after he dared to speak against hemp smoking in the Mushin area of Lagos.

Mr Ajisefini, a site manager, lived with his parents on Olateju Street, Mushin, where the incident happened, before relocating to the Isolo area of the state.

However, he was said to be a regular visitor to the Mushin area where he had friends.

He visited the area penultimate Saturday when he saw youths smoking hemp in his former house.

He was said to have cautioned them and insisted they left. A resident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Punch that 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 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.”

He attacked Michael for the statement.

In the ensuing scuffle, Tolani 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, where he was quickly attended to by the medical personnel on duty.

It was learnt that the ear could not be reattached as the tissue was already dead.

“The ear had to be thrashed. 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.


  1. Never take laws into your hands. You may be doing the right thing with a wrong approach. I feel sorry for him.

  2. See wetin igbo dey do person. This guy shouldn't have taken law into his hands. May God help them.

  3. No wonder smokers are liable 2 die young

  4. Eyah sorry o but it always pay to
    mind ones business too,it makes you live longer

  5. Abyhordun Eso-Oge30 November, 2016 11:21

    Stupid fight leads to deform ear.

  6. Tolani caused it for himself, you dare confront hemp smokers without reporting them to police & still went ahead to fight with them in their territory, even though he was living around that side before his relocation.

  7. Instead of him to mind his business

  8. Joblessness is a disease. They better go and get busy with their life.


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