Drama, As Suspect Who Stole At Lagos Catholic Church Turns Deaf And Dumb In Court

Posted on August 11, 2017

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

What happened at a Lagos court recently can be described by the popular old adage which says “if a cunny man dies, another cunny  man will bury him”.

There was a mild drama at the court when a suspect, Chinedu Samuel, who was arraigned for allegedly stealing money at Christ the King Catholic Church, turned deaf and dumb.

He  refused to speak in order to deceive the presiding judge who already knew his antics, but kept silent for him to play out all his tricks.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that for several minutes, after the female court registrar read his charge, Samuel was demonstrating with his hands and pretending to be impaired and did not take his plea.

However, the presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola at the Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo ordered him to be remanded in prison custody since he refused to talk.

When he heard the order and realized that he was being sent to the prison, he started talking and pleading with the court for leniency to the amusement of the litigants present in court, by then it was already late.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the suspect was arrested by the Police at Shasha Division for stealing N31, 000 belonging to a female worshiper, Mrs Josephine Mofe.

Samuel was said to have stolen the bag containing the money and escaped from the church when the owner raised alarm that they have stolen her bag.

Another worshiper who saw him when he was perfecting the act exposed. The security men went after and apprehended him.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the bag was recovered from him but the money was no longer there. He was thereafter handed over to the Police.

At the station, he was said to have written confessional statement which led to him being arraigned, but at the court when the case was called for hearing he then turned to deaf and dumb.

Samuel later confesses at the court that he pretended to be deaf and dump so that Magistrate Fashola could have pity on him and released him.

He later said he wanted to take his plea but the prison officials had moved him into the awaiting vehicle enroute to the prison where he will stay pending when he will be allowed to take his plea.

 

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