Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Flood has sacked High Court of Justice and Magistrate Court from sitting in Koton Karfe , Kogi Local government area of Kogi State.
The Court premises which was located along Okparakpe Road in the town was completely submerged by water overflowing from River Niger on early hour of yesterday .
The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah who was on spot assessment of the premises has ordered immediate relocation of the High Court of Justice and Magistrate Court to another place.
Justice Ajanah explained that he would inform the State governor, Yahaya Bello over the incident , stressing that flooding has become recurring incident in the recent past .
The Chief Judge gave the order while speaking with journalists in Koton- Karfe on wednesday , stated that this has became necessary to accelerate the dispensation of justice in the area pending the time the water will recede .
He pointed out that he had earlier informed the the traditional ruler of the town, Ohimege-Igu of Koton-Karfe, His Royal Majesty, Abdulrazaq Isah Koto over the possibility of relocating the court premises as result of incessant flood in the area, adding that he would like to remind him again .
The Court premises have been completely submerged and rendered the courts inaccessible for various cases at various stages .
The High Court Judge , Justice Alaba Omolaye Ajileye and other workers had earlier reported for work on Wednesday but were kept at bay because of flooding from River Niger.