There was pandemonium in Umuchu town, a community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State after one of its prominent sons, Barrister Solomon Uzoigwe slumped and died in a courtroom during trial over a land dispute.
The incident happened on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 within the premises of Onitsha High Court where the late Uzoigwe had gone for legal proceedings despite being sick, against the advice of his wife.
Investigations revealed that Uzoigwe was sick and was advised by his wife to rest and face his medication, but he adamantly went to the court where he eventually collapsed and died.
His collapse caused pandemonium in the court room as the lawyers who were present in court ran out, abandoned him on the floor and fled. He was later rushed to several hospitals in the city but it was already late as doctors only confirmed him dead.
The 41-year old lawyer who got married recently, had a child before he died.
His corpse was 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.
The late Uzoigwe was known for handling briefs especially on land matters and family disputes.
It was gathered 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.
Some attributed his sudden death to diabolical powers due to the kind of briefs he was handling in courts which were described as sensitive matters.