Supreme Court Chambers Engulfed in Flames: No Casualties Reported

Justice Mohammed Saulawa's Chamber Affected, Fire Service Responds Swiftly

In a startling incident on Monday morning, a section of the Supreme Court was engulfed in flames. The fire reportedly originated from Chamber 5 on the fourth floor of the Supreme Court building, which is occupied by Justice Mohammed Saulawa. This chamber, along with two adjacent offices, bore the brunt of the fire, leading to the damage of valuable documents and office furnishings.

Witnesses and undisclosed sources have indicated that the fire began around 6 am. The chambers, located behind the courtrooms of the nation’s highest judicial institution, became the epicenter of the blaze. The Supreme Court Fire Service was quick to respond, successfully extinguishing the flames and preventing further damage.

The Director of Information for the Court, Mr. Festus Akande, in a conversation with Channels Television, attributed the fire’s cause to an electrical spark. While the exact extent of the damage is still being assessed, it is clear that several important documents and office equipment within the affected chambers have been compromised.Supreme Court Chambers Engulfed In Flames: No Casualties Reported, Yours Truly, News, April 19, 2024

Despite the rapid spread of rumors on social media platforms suggesting casualties from the fire, Akande was quick to dismiss these claims, labeling them as “fake news.” As of now, there have been no reported injuries or casualties from the incident.

The fire’s outbreak at such a prestigious institution has raised concerns about the safety measures in place and the maintenance of the building’s electrical systems. While the Supreme Court has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident, many await further details and assurances of preventive measures to avoid such incidents in the future.

The incident has also drawn attention to the importance of regular safety checks and the need for modern fire prevention systems in significant government buildings. As investigations continue, the nation watches closely, hoping for swift action and transparency from the authorities.

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