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Flood Sacks Courts in Kogi State

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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.

 

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