At the Lagos High Court in Ikeja this Wednesday, Justice Oke Opeyemi refused to let PHCN frustrate her efforts. Consistent power outages had hindered court proceedings and some judges of the court couldn’t sit as a result – not Justice Opeyemi.
After waiting several hours for the electricity to be restored to no avail, Justice Opeyemi decided to conduct her court’s proceeding with torchlight. She ordered her registrar to switch on her phone’s torchlight with which she took notes as the litigants argued their case.
Most parts of the court were in darkness with just a little ray of light coming from the courtroom door.
The court’s generating set supplied light to few courtrooms.
Most cases in the court were adjourned due to the problem.