A section of the Osun State High Court located in Ayeso area of Ilesha has been set ablaze by some unknown persons, Channels Television reports.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred in the early hours on Monday, and the security officers on duty were tied up as the hoodlums tried to gain access into the premises to carry out their act.
The fire led to the destruction of valuable documents in Court One.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Folasade Odoro, who confirmed the incident, said that the police had begun investigation to nab the perpetrators of the act.
“The police are fully aware of the incident and when we were called upon, we responded swiftly to the scene of the incident and ensured that the fire did not go beyond where it had destroyed.
Also, we sent men to the place for adequate security and beef up all entries to the court premises.
Right now we do not have any suspects but one thing we are certain about is that investigation is ongoing and we will surely get the people who are behind this incident.
We have many of our men stationed there right now including mobile policemen to beef up the security and as we proceed with hour investigation, we will surely apprehend the culprits,” Odoro started.
The Osun State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo, who visited the scene in company of the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ilesha branch, Ebenezer Ogunfunminiyi to assess the level of damage done, declined granting interviews on the incident.
Ogunfunminiyi condemned the attack on the court of law, adding that lawyers would henceforth boycott the court, claiming that it was obvious that their lives were in danger.
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