Kuje prison certifies man who opposed Tinubu’s inauguration ‘mentally unstable’

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By Wale Odunsi

The Kuje Correctional Centre has presented to the Zuba Magistrate Court, the medical report of the psychiatric evaluation of Obiajulu Ujah.

The citizen, regarded as a supporter of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, caused a stir at the Abuja airport on March 31.

Ujah was ejected from a Lagos-bound Ibom Air flight after vociferously opposing the May 29 inauguration of President Bola Tinubu.

Upon his arraignment in April, he was sent to prison for one month to enable medical experts to determine the state of his mental health.

The medical report signed by the Kuje Prison Chief Medical Officer (CMO) suggests Ujah has a mental disorder, PRNigeria reported on Tuesday.

At the last sitting at the FCT Magistrate Court in Zuba, Magistrate Abdulazeez Ismail Muhammad subpoenaed the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).

Also summoned was the Kuje Correctional Centre CMO to “provide his opinion in writing as to the state of mind of Ujah, who is said to be mentally-challenged”.

With the report now tendered before the court, Ujah will know his fate at the next hearing in the matter adjourned to the 15th day of June, 2023.

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