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How fire razed down Ebonyi Court, by registrar

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‘As you can see, we lost almost everything here, even the building was razed down. We heard that the fire started from transformer here’

By Nweze Anaga,

Abakaliki

The Chief Registrar of Ebonyi High Court, Mrs. Nnenna Onuoha, has confirmed that properties worth over N40 million of Ebonyi State Magistrate Court 1 Abakaliki were consumed by early morning fire on Friday June 2, 2023.

Onuoha, spoke to newsmen in Abakaliki on Monday, lamented that the fire, which raged between 12am and 1am, consumed important properties and building of the law court before the arrival of the Fire Service men, who eventually put it off.

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Her words: “As you can see, the fire outbreak happened in Margistrate Court 1, which also houses Court 3 in the early hours of Friday morning, between 12–1:00am.

   “We got calls that we should all rush to court that there is serious fire outbreak; and some of us rushed to the court.

    “As you can see, we lost almost everything here, even the building was razed down. We heard that the fire started from transformer here. The fire almost entered the Registry Department but to the glory of God, the Fire Service responded to the call and that was why we were able to control it to this level to avoid entering into other offices.

“I will say to the glory of God that our files are intact.

   “In terms of damages, we lost properties worth 40–50 million naira because they whole building had been damaged. The fire outbreak actually started from a transformer close by.”

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