Man who went to steal in a Catholic Church pretends to be deaf and dumb before judge when he got to court.
There was a mild drama in the court room when a suspect arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrate court, Lagos, decided to act deaf and dumb to deceive the presiding judge.
Chinedu Samuel, the suspect, was arraigned for allegedly stealing money from a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church. The suspect was arrested by the police at Shasha Division for stealing N31, 000 belonging to a female worshipper, Mrs Josephine Mofe.
On getting to court, Samuel refused to speak in order to deceive the presiding judge who already knew his antics, but played along for the suspect to play out his antics.
NAIJ.com gathered that the culprit was busy gesticulating with his hands after the court registrar had read his charge to him. He pretended to be hearing impaired and did not take his plea.
After allowing him play out his card, the presiding Magistrate, Mr Akeem Fashola, ordered that he be remanded in prison custody since he refused to talk.
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On hearing the order, the deaf and dumb suspect suddenly got delivered as he realized that he was being sent to the prison. He started talking and pleading with the court for leniency to the amusement of the complainants present in court but unfortunately it was too late.
Samuel who had earlier written a statement in court and had confessed there before his arraignment later confessed at the court and said he pretended to be deaf and dump so that Magistrate Fashola could have pity on him and released him.
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