Anambra Lawyer Slumps And Dies In Courtroom During Trial


A Nigerian Lawyer identified has Barrister Solomon Uzoigwe reportedly slumped and died in a courtroom during trial over a land matter community in Umuchu town in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

This caused pandemonium in the courtroom after lawyers who were present in the court ran helter skelter, while abandoning the deceased on the floor and fleeing from the court on Wednesday within the premises of Onitsha High Court where the late Uzoigwe had gone to defend a matter against the advice of his wife, according to P.M.EXPRESS.

It was learnt that the late Uzoigwe had gone to court to defend a case but before the trial date, he suddenly fell sick and not considering his health, he rejected his wife’s plea that he should rest and take his medication, but refused and went to the court where he eventually collapsed and died.

Ihe 41-year old lawyer who recently got married recently and blessed with a child was said to have slumped in the courtroom and later rushed to several hospitals in the city but was later pronounced dead by doctors. While his corpse was later deposited in an undisclosed mortuary for autopsy report before he will be buried in his village in Ibughubu in Umuchu town Aguata Local Government Area in Anambra State.

According to report, late Uzoigwe's death has thrown the NBA Onitsha branch into mourning as some of the lawyers expressed shock and confessed that they have never witnessed such incident in recent times in the court premises. He was said to be known for handling briefs especially on land matters and family disputes that had set brothers against themselves in his community and beyond for several years.

It was learnt that some of his senior colleagues had cautioned him against such briefs but he did not listen because of the huge money involved in such cases. With this some have attributed his sudden death to diabolical powers due to the kind of briefs he was handling in courts which were described as sensitive matters.

It was also gathered that the late lawyer’s father, Pa Raphael Uzoigwe was a well known businessman and a real estate mogul that had over 100 houses beside hotels in Onitsha and other cities in the South East. He reportedly had six wives from which the late Solomon was the second son among all the children Pa Uzoigwe had from his wives.

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