An inquiry has been initiated by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command into the origins of the fire incident that occurred at the Supreme Court on a Monday morning.
The investigation seeks to establish the root cause of the blaze, which affected two chambers belonging to two judges. Thankfully, the prompt response of both police officers and firefighters has brought the situation under control.
SP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the FCT police, reported that the extent of the property damage caused by the inferno remained uncertain as of the time this report was filed.
“On September 25, 2023, at approximately 7 am, a fire incident occurred at the Supreme Court. The situation is currently stabilized, with fire service and police personnel on-site. Only two chambers, those of two judges, were impacted, and we are yet to determine the full extent of property damage.
The cause of the fire is actively under investigation by the relevant authorities, and further updates will be provided in due course,” clarified Adeh.
In the early hours of that Monday, flames engulfed a section of the apex court in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Offices belonging to several Justices were reportedly damaged by the fire, prompting occupants of the building to swiftly seek safety. Fortunately, the efforts of the firefighters ultimately succeeded in extinguishing the blaze