A man shocked many people after he slumped inside a court room after a judge had given an order for him to be remanded in custody.
Emmanuel Obi after he slumped inside a court (Photo:NationalHelm)
A young man, Mr. Emmanuel Obi slumped in the court room in Lagos yesterday after he was arraigned and ordered to be remanded in prison custody.
The incident happened on Monday at the Magistrates court sitting at Ejigbo District, Lagos where Mr. Obi was brought.
The suspect, Mr. Obi was arrested by the police at Igando Division and charged before the court for allegedly assaulting a woman police sergeant Glory Akindeji at the Igando area where the suspect resided and the victim was serving at the police division.
The suspect was charged before Ejigbo Magistrate court for assault and using abusive words against Akindeji while on lawful duty. He pleaded not guilty. The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The prosecutor, Inspector G. Simon did not object his bail because the alleged offence was bailable.He was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
When Obi realised that he was on his way take to the waiting prison vehicle, he slumped in the court room and became unconscious. The court security rushed into the court room and carried him outside. It was gathered that at the initial stage, the police officers that brought him to court thought that he was just pretending. But when he remained like that for several hours, it became clear to the IPO that Obi had actually fainted. The prison warders on duty declined to carry him inside the waiting vehicle.
The IPO became helpless on what to do with Obi before the reporter left the court in the evening.The matter was adjourned till 30 April, 2018.