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‘Couple of files lost’ as fire razes a section of Supreme Court in Abuja



The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has successfully put out the fire that touched a part of the premises of the Supreme Court Complex on Monday.

Mr Abram Paul, spokesperson of the FFS, told the newsmen on Monday in Abuja that the fire began at 7.30 a.m.

Recall NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that the development occasioned palpable panic in the court room which was full to capacity with over fifteen SANs in attendance due to some political matters slated for hearing today.

According to reports, the apex court was on the verge of concluding the hearing on a suit involving First Bank of Nigeria when a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Amechi Nwaiwu, SAN, spotted the uncanny fire that was gradually engulfing the left wing of the court.

Paul said that firefighters were quickly deployed to the scene immediately after the distress call was received.

“As I speak to you now, the fire is under control; the atmosphere is calm and everybody is going about his or her official duties.

“Thank God that there was no casualty, but a couple of files were said to have been lost to the inferno. Nothing more than that. Our men are on top of the situation,” he said.

The cause of the fire, he said, has not been ascertained.

He said that investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause.

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