A mild drama occurred yesterday at the Oredo Magistrate Court in Benin-City when an accused, Abdullahi Muhammed, 18, in order to evade trial defecated on his body at the premises of the court. The accused who was alleged to have stolen four cantons of powder milk belonging to one Favour Nwachukwu, was brought to the court by the police for arraignment.
Just as the suspect who was in handcuff was about to be taken into the courtroom, he went beside the court premises and defecated on his body and started walking around with feaces. The police made frantic efforts to save the situation by seeking for alternative clothe for him because the magistrate would not allow him to be arraigned in that manner.
While the officer was trying to see what could be done, the accused pulled off his trousers and took to his heels attempting to escape before the police chased him and brought him back. As the accused continued, the policeman had to call for support from his colleagues who brought a bag of pure water to clean up the accused before his eventual arraignment. Upon his arraignment, the court remanded the accused, Abdullahi Muhammed, in the prison custody.