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General News of Monday, 25 September 2023


Supreme Court: Fire incident has nothing to do with presidential election petition

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Festus Akande, the Supreme Court’s Public Relations Officer has assured Nigerians that the fire incident that occurred in the early hours of Monday, September 25 will not affect the presidential election petition.

Akande made this known in an interview on Arise TV following the incident.

He assured that the incident did not affect anything in the court.

This comes after the wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire on Monday morning.

The PRO noted, “As a matter of fact, there’s no single connection, and it won’t affect anything in the court.

“This incident occurred in a chamber equipped with a computer and other equipment, as well as a functional library used by any justice occupying such chamber.

Akande added, “The only thing that was affected were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. Even the books are replaceable.

“Also, it has nothing to do with it because it was from an electrical fault, which could happen anywhere, and there are things that happen daily”, he concluded.