- A section of the Supreme Court complex in Three Arms Zone, Abuja, was 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 Femi Fani-Kayode alleging it has a "sinister" motive
Fani-Kayode, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this via his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle.
Fani-Kayode was the director of new media sub-committee of the defunct APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
"Fire incident at Supreme Court ominous": FFK
The incident affected a chamber equipped with computers, equipment, and a functional library used by a justice occupying the chamber, according to Nigerian Tribune.
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A statement by the spokesperson for the police in the federal capital territory (FCT), Josephine Adeh, said the situation is under control.
Adeh said the fire service and police officers are all on the ground to respond to the issue.
Shortly after news of the incident hit the internet, some social media users shared 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 (APC).
Obi and Atiku are challenging Tinubu's victory in the 2023 presidential election.
Wading into the matter, Fani-Kayode, fondly called 'FFK', wrote:
"The fire outbreak at the Supreme Court this morning is ominous and sinister."
Reactions as fire guts Supreme Court
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng spotlighted Nigerians' reactions to the Supreme Court fire incident.
Several internet users raised conspiracy theories.
Section of Supreme Court gutted by fire
Legit.ng earlier reported how fire gutted some parts 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.