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Supreme Court fire didn’t affect election petition documents – Spokesman


. Police launch investigation

Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Dr Festus Akande, says the fire incident that gutted part of the court’s building did not affect the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

On Monday morning, an inferno engulfed some sections of the apex court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

But the fire was put under control by the police and firefighters.

Akande, who spoke with journalists, said only one chamber of the Supreme Court was affected by the fire, which was subsequently doused.

He said, “What was destroyed in that chamber were 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.”

Meanwhile, the FCT Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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