A suspected thief, Chinedu Samuel, has reportedly turned deaf and dumb after he allegedly stole money at a Lagos Catholic Church.
Samuel became ‘deaf and dumb’ after he was arraigned at an Ejigbo Magistrates’ area court on Saturday.
A mild drama started when the suspect was brought before the court for stealing money at Christ the King Catholic Church.
After the court registrar read his charge, Samuel started demonstrating with his hands and pretended to be impaired and did not take his plea.
The presiding judge, Akeem Fashola, however, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody since he refused to talk.
He later confessed at the court that he pretended to be deaf and dump so that Magistrate Fashola could have pity on him and release him.
He later said he wanted to take his plea but the prison officials had moved him into the awaiting vehicle enroute to the prison where he will stay pending when he will be allowed to take his plea.