Fire destroys Federal Court records in Abuja

A section of the Federal High Court in Maitama Abuja has been gutted by fire.
A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the fire was caused by power surge after electricity was restored to the building.

“When NEPA brought back the light, there was an explosion and a section of the building was on fire,” he said.

He explained that the section that was burnt, the Probate Section, handled letters of administration and wills.

Fire fighters later put out the inferno, he said.
No document was recovered and the court had no backup.


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  • Jones

    A similar scenario happened in 1993 when Abiola was tipped to win the presidential election. Abacha and his men started burning some offices including then Defence Headquarters in Lagos. Please vote wisely. Vote “All Peoples Choice” on Saturday. Do away with division, insincerity in government, corruption, bad international reputation, austerity, oil theft, bribery, unemployment, and ethnic division. Use your PVC and follow the democracy of mission and vision for yourself, children and generations. Our hard earned democracy was not made through bribing traditional rulers or ethnic militias. Declare your freedom and independence.
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  • Otile

    Wallahi. Imam and his APC arsonists at work. Throat slashing in the North, criminal arson in the SW, what can one do with APC?

    • Spoken word

      Looks like you had a brain transplant and your brain was switched with pork.

      • Otile

        You know what I am talking about. You know that some of your people are burning down institutions in the SW while others are slashing throats in the North. Now you are pretending as if you don’t know what is going in in APC party.

        • Spoken word

          I can see porky is still trying to reason.i don tell you,you no get sense.

  • @DarnYouToo

    NOTE TO WRITER: This is the FCT High Court, NOT Federal High Court. They are actually very different.

  • shola

    A federal high court has no BACKUP? May be not to be caught red-handed! Corruption doesn’t give us any air to breath any more.