LAGOS — For alleg edly biting off his friend’s upper lip, a 31-year-old man, Chidi Osuagwu, was yesterday charged before an Itire Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, The accused, who resides at 13, Agboola St., Ijeshatedo, a Lagos suburb, is being tried for assault. The prosecutor, Inspector Olakunle Shobanire, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 25 at 9.00 p.m. at 271, Ijesha Road in Itire area of Lagos. Shobanire alleged that Osuagwu was at a beer parlour when the complainant, Sunday Adebayo, asked him to buy him a bottle of beer, but he refused. The complainant jokingly chided the accused for failing to buy him beer which angered Osuagwu and he immediately assaulted Adebayo by biting off his upper lip, he said. The accused entered a plea of not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N40, 000 with one surety in like sum. The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Gbajumo, adjourned the case to January 13, 2014 .