Supreme Court Complex On Fire; Will not Impact PEPT Cases

A section of the Supreme Court complex is reportedly on fire. Dr. Akande, the Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court, has said that the fire incident would have no impact on the presidential election petition tribunal cases as only one chamber of the complex was affected by the fire.

The Daily Spectrum reports that the cause of the fire at the nation’s apex court in Abuja is unknown as of the time of filing this report.

The offices of three Justices have allegedly been burned down.

Dr. Festus Akande, the Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, has confirmed the incident, stating, “The fire has since been extinguished, and fortunately, there were no casualties.

Meanwhile, The Daily Spectrum has learned that the Federal Fire Service swiftly responded to the emergency and successfully put out the fire. Consequently, the situation has returned to normalcy.

According to news monitored on Arise News, The Morning Show, Dr. Akande stated that “contrary to news being peddled on social media, the Supreme Court is not being invaded by hoodlums”.

He further stated that “only one chamber of the Supreme Court was affected by the fire and not three as also being peddled in social media.”

With respect to the immediate or remote cause of the fire, Dr. Akande said the investigation was still ongoing, but he thinks that the fire may have been electrical.

Asked how this fire incidence may impact the ongoing Presidential Election Petition, Dr. Akande emphatically stated that the fire incidence was not as serious as being made out in the public space and therefore will have no effect on the cases of the Supreme Court.

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