Our Substantial Records Are Intact, Lagos Chief Judge Reacts To Attack On Nigeria’s Oldest Court




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Igbosere is a monument with its existence dating back to when Lagos was known as a British protectorate.

building came under attack by some on October 22. buildings in court premises and properties in were destroyed and completely vandalized.

spent hours burning vehicles, vital documents, case files and looted properties including furniture, refrigerators, and air conditioners.

Chief Lagos State, Kazeem Alogba in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday, October 27 said substantial records the court were not affected as wrongly believed by many.

He said the archives remain intact.

“Fortunately, is not all our records that are lost. In some the key areas, we have a substantial part our records intact. Like our archives and the probate registry, to a reasonable extent, some our records are intact.

“We are working day and night to ensure that we find alternative accommodation for our judges and magistrates and they soon start sitting,” he said.

While the impact the damage done on the is been accessed, the Chief said reconstructing the building cost a naira.

He said, “in terms of equipment and other items vandalized. is also almost one . We have several vehicles there. All our computers, the air conditioners, the refrigerators and all sorts of electrical gadgets. Even the furniture.”

The court is however planning a comeback soonest.

“We are going to reconstruct our case files. We are not going to look back, we are looking forward. This is a temporary -back.

“These are trying times and we must go through it, but we are going to come out of it brilliantly,” the Chief promised.

 

– Judicial Monument Attacked –

Igbosere was one of the structures left devastated by the activities of last week in Lagos State.

The city was ravaged by hoodlums in the days after the #EndSARS protest, leaving many parts of the state with the burnt buildings, looted shops, and destroyed properties.

Igbosere High court which is the oldest in Nigeria was not spared as the courtrooms were burnt, vandalised, and left in ruins.

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