A fire broke out at a section of the Supreme Court this morning. The cleaning staff noticed the incident at around 6 a.m., and most employees who arrived for work promptly raised the alarm.
The fire caused harm to a portion of the judges’ chamber at the highest court.
Festus Akande, the Public Relations Officer of the Supreme Court, reassured the public that the fire incident, which occurred on Monday morning, will not impact the upcoming presidential election petition.
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During an interview on Arise TV, Akande emphasized that the court’s operations will remain unaffected. He stated, “In fact, there is no connection whatsoever, and it will not disrupt any proceedings in the court. This incident occurred in a chamber equipped with computers, other equipment, and a functional library used by any justice occupying such a chamber.”
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Akande explained, “The only things affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber, and no injuries were reported. Even the books can be replaced. Moreover, this incident resulted from an electrical fault, which could occur anywhere, and such occurrences are a part of daily life.”