There was pandemonium on Wednesday at the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, Southwest Nigeria, as fire gutted the chambers of the Lagos Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade.
The courtroom of the Chief Judge which is on the top floor of the old building was razed by fire at about 8.15 a.m following a spark from one of the air-conditioning units in the chambers.
An unconfirmed report says that the fire started when one of the cleaners switched on the faulty air-conditioner and left the courtroom.
But, another report says that the fire was noticed by a security woman popularly called Alhaja who raised an alarm. The security woman was rushed to the hospital as a result of the smoke she inhaled before the arrival of firefighters.
The courtroom which is hardly used by the Chief Judge is reserved for…
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