Staff and litigants at the Court of Appeal, Abuja division were left stranded as flood takes over the court complex following heavy downpour on Monday and Tuesday.
Vehicles and offices were submerged by the flood, while several case files and other documents were also not spared.
A staff, who sought to be identified simply as Juliet, told The Nation that her car was among the vehicles submerged by the flood.
“We had to escape without our vehicles. We were only able to recover our vehicle the next day, when the flood receded,” she said.
“My car is currently with the mechanics. They are battling to fix it. The car was totally submerged in the flood.”
“Beside the engine that is said to have been affected, all the documents I had in the car were also affected.”
A legal practitioner, Isaac Okechukwu said he was in court to ascertain the level of the damage after hearing about the incident.
“I heard that the court was flooded and some offices and case files affected. I came to see if my cases were among those affected,” Okechukwu said.
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