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General News of Monday, 25 September 2023


No casualty: Details of fire that affected Supreme Court complex in Abuja emerges

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A section of the Supreme Court complex at the three-armed zone in Abuja is on fire.

The offices of three Justices have allegedly been burnt down.

People were spotted at the apex court complex relocating documents and assets from Justice’s chambers at the time of filing this report.

Firefighters are currently battling the blaze, and no casualties have been reported as of press time.

The Public Relations Officer for the Court, Mr Festus Akande, who spoke to Channels Television on Telephone confirmed the incident - adding that the fire was electrical from one of the Chambers of the Justices and was put out with the use of fire extinguishers.

He urged Nigerians to disregard the report that there were casualties. He described the rife reports as “fake news”.

A source who chose to remain anonymous said the fire started around 6 a.m.

It was gathered that the cleaners on duty and some of the workers who resumed early for work detected the fire and raised the alarm.

The workers were said to have used the fire extinguishers in the building to combat the fire.

Three offices, including that of Justice Mohammed Saulawa, were touched by the fire.