A witness have slumped and died in court before testifying, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The unnamed witness was to testify before Justice O.A. Olayinka in a land case, in an Ikeja High Court.

The 30-year-old “started coughing and gasping and had to leave the courtroom” before he was to testify.

“Before the case was called for trial, he started coughing and gasping and had to leave the courtroom. He was vomiting a lot of blood and onlookers were scared to go near him.

“He collapsed on the corridors of the courtroom and a medical team came in an ambulance to take his body away.

“His lawyer informed Justice Olayinka of his client’s death and she immediately stopped proceedings for the day,” a witness said.

When journalists visited the courtroom, clots of blood were seen on the corridors of the courtroom as well as the blood-stained shirt and leather slippers of the deceased.

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