By Our Correspondent
Moses Oko, the suspected killer of Jennifer Anthony, a 300-level student of the University of Jos, was talking before the court session trying him for the murder began, but as soon as he was led to the witness stand, he suddenly goes mute, pretending not to understand the reason for his arraignment or what he was doing in the High Court in Jos.
Earlier, the suspect was led into the court and had a quiet session with his counsel inside the court.
The parents of the suspect later joined him in court. They were communicating among themselves while other cases were being treated. However, as soon as the case file of the suspect was called, he was asked to move into the witness box to take an oath.
Oko refused to walk on his own, pretending not to understand what was going on. However, he was helped to the witness box by the correctional officer that brought him to the court.
On reaching the witness box, the court clerk called his name to know if he understood the English language or Hausa language, so as to know how to administer the oath for him, but did not respond and instead kept staring at the court without uttering a word.
Everyone in the court was baffled as the court clerk called him several times but he did not respond. Counsel to the defendant Barr. Alex Muleng then came up with an argument that the sanity of his client is unstable.
“It appears the weight of charges slammed on him is too heavy for him to bear and as a result has developed imbalanced mental conditions,” said Muleng.