EndSARS: Raiders burns down Court in Lagos

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•E-filing saves the court from losing documents

A group of raiders have reportedly made their way into the Igbosere High Court, Lagos Island on Wednesday, carting away computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners and other items.

The raiders were said to have set the “temple of justice” on fire before running away.

A video which went viral depicted that one of the thugs dressed in a judge’s robe and wig, wielding a machete.

A lawyer, Yinka Aileru, reportedly disclosed that the loss of documents may not directly affect cases because the Lagos State judiciary had introduced e-filing.

He said, “In Lagos State they introduced the concept of e-filing so all processes are also submitted in soft copy. There is a section where soft copies are scanned. However, I don’t know if the server has been affected.”

A large number of furious youths have in the last eight hours taken over several public buildings in Lagos Island including the Palace of the Oba of Lagos.

Other places set ablaze include the Nigerian Ports Authority, which security officials have been unable to salvage and the family home of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos.