Moses Oko, the suspect alleged to have killed his girlfriend, Jennifer Anthony, a 300-level student of the University of Jos, went dumb when he was led into the witness box to commence his formal arraignment on Monday.
The suspect was led into the court while his counsel was already in.
The parents of the suspect later joined him in court. They were communicating among themselves while other cases were being treated.
But the drama began as soon as the case file of the suspect was called and 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 starring 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.