Clerk: It’s time . court oooooooooooo Can the judges announce appearance pls
: Nwakoby chidinma JSC
: Iloanya Florence JSC
Ezeaku Emelie JSC
Clerk : Can the counsels announce appearance pls
Atusiuba C.T for the accused
Ezeoke C. J for The state:
……. Case for The defense opens……….
D :My lord I would love to call the defence first witness..
Clerk: Can the DW1 come to the witness box for Examination
Emelie JSC : Lets now be as fast as possible as regards time factor
Clerk:Do you swear that the testimomy you shall give before this honourable court shall be the truth and nothing but the truth?
DW1: yes I do
D: Sir can you state your name for the record
DW1: I am Mr nadis aghadinuno
D:How old are You sir
DW1: I am 61 yrs old
D: What is ur occupation
DW1: I am a school teacher for 25 years. Presently I am the principal of my village boys high school
D: Sir do you consider yourself as an honest man?
DW1: I am honest to the core
D: So that means you can not lie to this honorable court…
DW1: I have not lied once and I cannot start now. Am matured enough
D: GOOD.Sir did your son steal that bike
DW1: He is my son and I trust him with my life. He cannot hurt a fly talk more of steal a bike
D: So how did he get the bike
DW1: I bought it for him
D:Sir how many children do you have?
DW1: Charles is my only child. My only child. The one I love
D: Sir how much do you earn in a year…
DW1: I earn 20,000 per month. That should be around 240,000
D: Okay sir why did you buy the bike for your son?
DW1: It was a precious gift I gave him for passing his jamb and waec with distinction
DW1: So how did you manage to buy the bike with such small income?
DW1 : I saved for 5years to buy that bike
D: Wow that must have made you sacrifice a lot
DW1 : we all make sacrifices, don’t you?
D : I do trust me I do…
DW1 : So were did you purchase the bike from
DW1 : I went down to onitsha market to buy that bike
D : How much did you buy the bike
DW1 : I bought the bike for 120,000
D: So do you Have the receipt of the bike
DW1 : I have the receipt with me sir, that’s my signature and this is that of the seller 📰
D: Can you please hand the receipt to the clerk
…. The clerk receives it…….
D: Sir so to the best of your knowledge did you purchase this bike legitimately?
DW1 : I am a teacher. Learned at sort. I could not have gone to the market for illegal transaction
D: When you bought the bike for your son what was his reaction
… Witness delays…..
Florence JSC: the witness should be fast in answering the questions
DW1:His joy knew no bounds because it was a surprise package.. He jumped for more than 30mins
D: so How did you feel on the 26th of Sept when the police summoned you to the police station claiming that your son stole the bike
DW1: I almost had a heart attack.. I had to be hospitalized for 3 days because I can’t understand how a bike I bought with my blood and sweat could be stolen by my own dear son. There is God (sobs)….
D: Papa I feel Your pain sir. (sighs)
So what happened next
DW1 : They put my son behind bars and tortured him to accept he stole the bike.. The wicked witch must have bribed them.. Uwa nkea sef,! (sobs loudly)
D: Sir so you are saying that your son was tortured?
DW1 : I could not recognize him when they brought him out of cell.. My own son Charles.. Charles nwam😪😪
D: Oh my God,! … (fumes) And you say this Mrs Sparkles must have bribed the Police?
DW1 :I believe so. Even after, my kinsmen went to plead on his behalf two of them slept in cell
D: My God…(rages) My lord I hope you can hear from the boy’s father what I stated earlier in my withdrawn statement
Madam sparkle might just actually be sadistic.
Nwakoby JSC : Clerk this case will be adjourned till tomorrow by 8pm
Counsels:as it pleases the court.
Florence JSC : Everyone that was fined should make sure they pay before 12 noon tomorrow or face extra penalty.
Clerk : Court oooooooo. Rise pls
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