Following the fire outbreak at the Supreme Court, the Public Relations Officer for the court, Festus Akande, has assured that it won't affect the presidential election petition.
News of the unexpected incident made headlines on Monday morning and it was revealed that the offices of three justices were affected.
While appearing on Channels TV shortly after news of the fire went viral, Akande revealed that it was caused by an electrical fault.
According to him, it occurred in a chamber equipped with a computer and other equipment, as well as a functional library used by the justice using that chamber.
“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”, Akanda stated.