The jealous nurse who chewed the lip of another lady she suspected of having an affair with her boyfriend has been arrested by the Police in Takoradi.
Clara Atinkpere is currently assisting the Police to investigate the circumstance under which she bit off the entire lower lip of a 23-year-old hairdressing apprentice, Beatrice Erica Agyapong, last Friday.
The suspect who is a newly trained nurse did not understand why her boyfriend gave lift to Beatrice, hence pursued the victim to her house and in a cannibalistic manner, bit off her entire lower lip.
Doctors at the Kwesimintsim Government Hospital where the victim was taken to could not stitch the part of the lip that was bitten off as the cells in it had all died.
She has now been referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra for a plastic surgery to be performed on the lip.
Sources within the victim’s family who confirmed the new development to told Takoradi-based Connect FM on Tuesday said the man at the centre of the incident has resolved to sponsor the plastic surgery for the victim.
Efforts to get the Takoradi Western Regional Police Public Relations to comment on the matter have proved futile.
According to the victim, she was recently treated for ulcer and was thus advised by doctors to adopt the habit of eating early to avoid complications.
On Friday at about 8:00am, she decided go to Kwesimintsim to find food to buy and just when she stepped out of her house, she saw a private car passing so she flagged it to stop.
Beatrice said she pleaded with the driver of the car, who turned out to be the boyfriend of the suspect, to give her lift to Kwesimintsim which he obliged.
“I saw the private car passing and pleaded with the driver to alight me at Kwesimintsim so I could find some food to buy,” she recounted.
She explained that just when she got back home and about to eat her food, the nurse whose name has only been given as Mummy, suddenly showed up and confronted her [Agyapong] about why she boarded the boyfriend’s car.
“She grabbed my lip and started chewing it as I struggled to defend myself but to no avail,” she told Connect FM.
The victim said people intervened and rushed her to hospital and doctors on duty sent for the bitten off flesh but the time it was brought, they said all the cells in it had died so could not be stitched.
Asked whether she had any issues with the suspect, Beatrice responded in the negative, adding she had not even spoken with her before though she knows the nurse as a tenant in her (victim’s) uncle’s house.
A report has since been made to the Kwesimintsim police who are waiting for the victim to feel a little better to take a statement from her.