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Two-Day Power Blackout Cripples Lagos Federal High Court

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Two-Day Power Blackout Cripples Lagos Federal High Court

For the second day in a row, activities at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos have been crippled following a power blackout.

The Nation reports that the court has been in darkness since Wednesday morning following the non-supply of electricity to the facility.

Some cases slated for hearing Wednesday and Thursday, could not go on as the atmosphere was inconducive for some judges.

Despite the poor lighting nevertheless, some judges, court officials, lawyers and litigants carried on proceedings.

However, most of the judges and lawyers took off their wigs and gowns – compulsory courtroom attire – during proceedings, because of the heat.

The court authorities could not resort to an alternative power source because of the unavailability of diesel to power the two generators servicing the facility.

Lagos, like several other parts of the country, has been in the throes of another round of fuel scarcity since Tuesday last week.

A court official, who spoke in anonymity, confirmed that there was no diesel

Some lawyers equally expressed their displeasure about what is happening.

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