Contrary to allegations that the fire outbreak at the Supreme Court in the early hours of Monday can be linked to the presidential election petition, the Court’s Director of Press and Information, Festus Akande, asserted the fire has nothing to do with the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
According to him, the fire, which occurred due to an electronic fault, affected only one chamber, not five chambers, as being peddled on social media platforms.
He said, “What was destroyed in the chamber are books, stationery and other computer gadgets. The books are replaceable because we have an e-library. “We have the soft copy of the books and also the hard copy, which can be procured and supplied to the chamber. So it has nothing to do with the Presidential Election Petition, as people are saying outside.
“Such issues as presidential election matters are not discussed in the chamber, inside the Court and the documents and whatever that has to do with it are not kept in the chambers.”
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