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Witness slumps, dies inside Ondo court

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

According to the Nation, the incident happened before court proceedings began.

Witnesses said that the deceased was present to testify in a case involving his friend.

A court staff, who asked not to be named, narrated that the septuagenarian collapsed suddenly without any apparent interaction or collision with anyone or anything.

According to him: “The man was in court with his friend and suddenly, he stood up where he was seated and fell down, 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 was 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 have confirmed the incident and said the case has been transferred to the homicide section of the police headquarters in Akure.