The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Nwoba Chika Nwoba, on Monday slumped in court.
Nwoba was to be arraigned before the state Magistrate court sitting in Abakaliki, the state capital for alleged publication of fake news on his social media handle which the police said was to cause fear and alarm to the public and that the offence was punishable under section 516 A (a) of the Criminal Code of the state.
He was arrested on Sunday by the state command of the Ebubeagu Security Network in a commando style and handed over to the police for prosecution.
Wednesday afternoon, Nwoba was brought to court by armed policemen in a hilux van and he slumped after some minutes he was brought to the court.
This generated tension in the court as he was taken out of the court premesis. But he was brought back to the court to face charges labelled against him.
The Magistrate, Blessing Chukwu ordered that Nwoba be taking to a medical facility for medical attention following objection of his arraignment by his defence counsel, Luke Nkwegu on the ground that the defendant was not physically fit for the arraignment.
The Magistrate ordered that the defendant should be brought back to the court on 14th of this month after the medical attention.
Counsel to the police, Mathias Eze who opposed the objection of Nwoba’s arraignment, told reporters that there was no indices that he was sick before he was brought to court, arguing that he was hale and hearty.
But counsel to the defenadant, Luke Nkwegu alleged that Nwoba was tortured which made him fall sick.