Suspect in the murder of 300-level, UNIJOS student, Jennifer Anthony goes dumb in court.
By Onome Naomi
Moses Oko, the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of 300-level student of the University of Jos, Jennifer Anthony goes dumb during his arraignment in court, on Monday, February, 21.
Recall that the 20-year-old suspect was arrested by the police in Plateau State after his girlfriend was found dead on January 1, 2022, with her eyes plucked out. He was said to have brutally murdered her at an hotel in Jos, the state capital.
According to reports, he was led into the court while his counsel was already in. His case file was called and he was asked to move into the witness box to take an oath.
However, Oko refused to walk on his own, pretending not to understand what was going on. He was then 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 several times to know if he understood the English language or Hausa language, so as to know how to administer the oath for him, but he did not respond and instead kept starring at the court without uttering a word.
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.