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Supreme Court Fire Sparks Concern, But Election Petition Unaffected

Supreme Court Fire
Supreme Court Building on Fire

ABUJA, September 25, 2023 – A fire outbreak at the Supreme Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) this Monday morning, which was attributed to an electrical fault, has raised concerns but is unlikely to affect the ongoing presidential election petition.

The fire, which ignited in the chambers of Justice Mohammed Saulawa on the fourth floor, spread to two other offices within the Justices’ Chambers. Fortunately, the Supreme Court Fire Service, along with assistance from local fire departments, managed to extinguish the flames, preventing further damage.

Officials say that an electrical problem is what started the fire. It all began in the chambers, or offices, of one of the judges, Justice Mohammed Saulawa, on the fourth floor. The fire quickly spread to two other offices nearby.

Firefighters from both the Supreme Court Fire Service and local fire departments rushed to the scene. They worked together to put out the fire, which could have been much worse.

Many people worried about what this fire might mean for the Supreme Court and its important work. However, Festus Akande, the Public Relations Officer for the Supreme Court, gave reassurance. He said, “This fire won’t stop or change anything that the Supreme Court does.”

Akande explained that the fire only damaged books and computers in the judges’ offices. These things can be replaced, he said. He also emphasized that this was an accident, not a crime. Electrical problems can happen anywhere.

The Supreme Court is no stranger to fires, unfortunately. Over the past few years, there have been fires at other important government offices in Abuja. These include the Nigerian Air Force Base, the Ministry of Finance building, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) building, and the office of the accountant-general of the Federation (AGF).

While it’s clear that the Supreme Court needs better fire safety, officials are confident that this fire won’t cause any major disruptions. The court will continue to do its work, including dealing with the ongoing presidential election petition.

In the coming days, experts will assess the damage and make the necessary repairs. This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety in government buildings.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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