Fire at Supreme Court Complex Unrelated to Presidential Election Petitions, Assures Supreme Court Spokesperson
A blaze that erupted within a segment of the Supreme Court complex in Abuja on Monday morning has been confirmed as having no bearing on the ongoing presidential election petitions. Festus Akande, the spokesperson for the Supreme Court of Nigeria, provided reassurance to the Nigerian populace.
During an interview on ARISE TV on Monday, Mr. Akande conveyed that the fire incident, which reportedly consumed parts of one of the justices’ chambers at the Supreme Court, was entirely disconnected from the presidential election petitions currently before the apex court.
“In reality, there is absolutely no correlation, and it will not impact proceedings within the court,” emphasized Mr. Akande concerning the presidential election petitions.
The Supreme Court official went on to elucidate that the incident took place in a chamber equipped with computer systems and various equipment, as well as a functional library used by any justice occupying that particular chamber.
Mr. Akande also mentioned, “The sole casualties of the incident were the books and computer equipment in the chamber. Even the books are replaceable.”
Furthermore, he emphasized that the incident had no connection to the ongoing legal matters, attributing the fire to an electrical fault, a mishap that can occur anywhere. “Such occurrences are part of daily life,” he added.