THREE HIGH COURT REGISTRARS ESCAPE DEATH AS BUILDING COLLAPSED ON THEM SHORTLY AFTER COURT PROCEEDINGS
It was a traumatic experience for three Registrars if High Court, lawyers and the litigating members of the public on Tuesday at High Court 4 Aba, Abia State, when the roof of the court building collapsed on the 3 Registrars of the court.
The incident occurred moments after the Judge, Justice OKOROAFOR just finished sitting for the day.
Although, the affected officers did not sustain seriously injuries, the shocking development caused panic in the court premises.
Reports said that the building has been in a very bad state of decay for a very long time.
Our sources explained: “The roofs of the building have been leaking for years.
Also, an eyewitness said: “We thank God that litigants and the judge were saved when the ceiling of the court caved in”.
Recall that a former Attorney General of the State, UMEH KALU (SAN) had written a letter to the Governor of Abia state, OKEZIE IKPEAZU, infoming him that the court rooms in the State were like village huts.
But the Abia State Government then, in response to the letter, rather accused the former Attorney General of playing politics with issues concerning the State.