Fire guts section of Supreme Court


The court said that a portion of the Supreme Court was on fire on Monday morning, with no reported casualties.

The Public Relations Officer for the Court, Mr. Festus Akande, who spoke to newsmen explained that the fire originated from an electrical issue within one of the Justices’ Chambers and was promptly extinguished using fire extinguishers

Akande further emphasized that the reports circulating on social media about casualties are unfounded ‘fake news’.

An undisclosed source stated that the fire ignited at approximately 6 a.m.

It has been reported that the cleaning staff and early-arriving workers were the first to notice the fire and promptly raised the alarm.

They swiftly utilized the available fire extinguishers within the premises to suppress the flames.

The fire affected three offices, including the chambers of Justice Mohammed Saulawa.