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General News of Friday, 14 July 2023


Tension erupts as High Court building collapses on Chief Judge

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Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, the chief judge of Ekiti State escaped death after part of the state high court complex collapsed in his office on Wednesday, July 12.

Daily Trust reports that the Chief Judge is being treated in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

The incident is reported to have happened when Adeyeye was preparing to close for the day. He was still in his chamber when the building reportedly collapsed.

The cause of the incident could be traced to the structural deficit worsened by the torrential rainfall.

No life was lost in the incident, but the state's chief judge suffered a severe injury when the office section collapsed on him. Workers around the facility were able to rescue the judge from the rubble after making severe efforts.

Journalists who visited the registrar's office to gather more information about the incident were asked to return later. The development was a sad one, and the state governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has barely spent a year in office.

Oyebanji was sworn-in as governor of Ekiti State in October 2022, following the end of the second term tenure of former Governor Kayode Fayemi.