- A section of the Supreme Court complex in Three Arms Zone, Abuja, has been gutted by fire on Monday
- Viral videos show some offices of the apex court affected by fire in an early morning incident
- The incident has continued to elicit reactions on social media, with many alleging it has political undertone
The fire engulfed a side of the judges’ chamber of the Supreme Court.
Tweeps react to Supreme Court fire incident
According to Channels Television, there is no casualty.
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Legit.ng learnt that men of the Federal Fire Service are currently at the scene to put out the fire.
Meanwhile, following the news currently trending on X (formerly Twitter), some social media users have expressed their thoughts.
A lot of comments emerged from supporters of opposition parties.
This is not unconnected to the ongoing legal battles involving Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP); Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and President Bola Tinubu.
Both Obi and Atiku are challenging Tinubu's victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Read some below:
"Let me break this down, the idea is; Since CSU will be releasing copies of my forged certificates and FBI will release my criminal records. I will have no where to go and it’s gonna be dangerous.
"For this case not to hold; Burn the Supreme Court, so that we can have a reason not to listen to Peter Obi, PDP and other parties case.
"Wike said; set the court ablaze."
"You think these things just happen? They are burning evidence on a Monday morning when everyone is out and about."
"The proverbial saying of 'monkey hand don enter inside soup pot'.
"Labour Party as well as other litigants must now think outside the box so that this doesnt impact on their cases."
"The political gladiators are at work. They are ready to go to any length so as to retain their illegal position."
"Tinubu get very long spoon."
"Small time there will tell us Peter evidence is no more."
Section of Supreme Court gutted by fire
Legit.ng earlier reported how fire gutted the section of the court in the early hours of Monday, September 25.
The circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear as of the time of this report.