Several cases disrupted due to power cut at the Federal High Court in Lagos

by Oge Okonkwo

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File photo

The Federal High Court in Lagos have been experiencing a disruption of judicial activities as a result of power failure.

According to sources, the Federal Court has been experiencing power failure as the seven generating sets being used by the court packed up.

There have been total blackout in all the courts and offices including the Judges chambers.

Nigerian Eye reports:

Today when the court resumed some of the judges who tried to sit hurriedly adjourned their cases and stormed out of the court when the heat became unbearable. Outside the court, it was cloudy, with the sun unable to lighten up the courtrooms.

A few of the judges were not deterred as they called their cases.

Many litigants and lawyers especially those who came from far places were disappointed as no date was fixed for their cases as they don’t know when light will be restored for normal judicial activities to resume.

The absence of electricity supply has also debarred the court from producing its cause list, for the second week.

Some of the notable cases that were supposed to come up are, a bunkering case, involving the Federal Government versus Ali Kamaya and sixteen others, a revenue matter NIPOST versus UNION BANK and eighteen other banks.

At about 2.43pm a fairly used generating set was brought to the court and installation was about to commence.

One of the top officers of the court, told our source that the court is working round the clock to restore light.

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