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September 25, 2023

Fire outbreak won’t affect presidential election petition — Supreme Court 

Police begin investigation of Supreme Court fire accident

By Ayobami Okerinde

Festus Akande, the Public Relations Officer for the court, has said the fire incident that occurred on Monday morning has no connection with, and won’t have any effect on the presidential election petition.

Vanguard reported earlier that a wing of the Supreme Court complex situated at the Three-Arm-Zone, Abuja, was engulfed by fire this morning.

Speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Monday, Akande stated that the fire outbreak won’t affect anything in the court.

He said: “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.

“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.”