Witness in Land dispute slumps to death in Lagos court

OrijoReporter.com, Witness dies in court

A witness in a case before Justice O.A. Olayinka of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday, slumped to death in the court premises.

The deceased whose identity was unknown as at press time, died in the court before testifying before Justice Olayinka in a land case, NAN reports.

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The report said the deceased was in his late 30s.

“Before the case was called for trial, he started coughing and gasping and had to leave the courtroom.

“He was vomiting a lot of blood and onlookers were scared to go near him.
“He collapsed on the corridor of the courtroom and a medical team came in an ambulance to take his body away.

“His lawyer informed Justice Olayinka of his death and she immediately stopped proceedings for the day,” the state-run news reporting agency quoted another witness as saying.


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