The Supreme Court of Nigeria declared that the fire incident that gutted part of the Court building did not affect the Presidential election petition tribunal in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday.

Dr Festus Akande, Director of Press and Information of the Supreme Court disclosed this in a statement where he stated that there is no cause for alarm over the incident, which the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command said it launched investigation into.

Akande explained that only one chamber of the Supreme Court was affected by the fire, which was subsequently put out

Akande said, “What was destroyed in that chamber were books, stationery, and other computer gadgets. The books are replaceable because we have an e-library, according to Daily Trust.

“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”.

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