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Ondo: Witness slums, dies inside court

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A yet-to-be-identified septuagenarian has slumped and died inside an Ondo State High Court session in Oka, Ondo.

The incident happened before the court proceedings had begun.

According to the report from witnesses, the deceased was present to testify as a witness in a case involving his friend.

A court staff, who spoke anonymously, said that the septuagenarian collapsed suddenly without any apparent interaction or collision with anyone or anything.

He said: “The man was in court with his friend and suddenly, he stood up where he was seated and fell, hitting his head on the tiles and he passed on.

“He didn’t look like someone who was sick and he did not collide with anything or anybody that we may say is the cause of his death.”

Another witness, Tunde Ariyo, said policemen from the Enu-Owa police division were called in to take the deceased to the mortuary.

Police sources at the Enu-Owa Police Division confirmed the incident and said the case has been transferred to the homicide section of the police headquarters in Akure.

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