Fire on Thursday gutted a part of the Federal Capital
Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja.
The fire, which was said to have lasted for about two
hours destroyed completely the equipment,
documents and other office items in the Probate
Section of the court.
The fire incident which was suspected to have been
caused by power surge, started at about 4.30pm and
was put out at about some minutes past 6pm.
The information officer of the court, Mrs. Tabita
Kangiwa, who spoke with our correspondent
confirmed the incident.
She said, “All I can tell you now is that the fire affected
the Probate Section of the court. I had gone home
when I was called back to the office because of the
“I learnt the Chief Judge and the Chief Registrar were
still in court when the smoke was observed at the
Probate Section. The fire has been put out now, may
the details will be out tomorrow (Friday).”
The court had already slated Tuesday for the
valedictory court session for the retirement of the
Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ibrahim