A young man identified as Emmanuel Obi was arraigned in court yesterday, 10th April, 2018 for allegedly assaulting a police officer in Lagos. He however slumped at the court after he received his sentence.
Emmanuel upon realizing that he would be remanded in prison lost consciousness while he was being escorted out of the courtroom.
He had earlier being sentenced at the Magistrates court sitting at Ejigbo District, Lagos.
The suspect, Mr. Obi was arrested by the police at Igando Division and charged for the alleged assault on 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 being taken to the waiting prison vehicle, he slumped and became unconscious. The court security on gaurd rushed to him and carried him outside.
It was gathered that at the initial stage, the police officers that arraigned him thought that he was just pretending. But when he remained still for a very long time, it became clear to the IPO that Obi had actually fainted.
The prison warders on duty declined to carry him inside the waiting vehicle until he recieved adequate treatment.
The IPO became helpless on what to do with Obi before the reporter left the court in the evening of that day. The matter was adjourned till 30 April, 2018.