A section of the High Court building in Ekiti State has collapsed on the Chief Judge, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye.
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA who made this known in a statement by its President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, on Saturday said the body was shocked with the development.
The legal body disclosed that the “unfortunate incident” occurred last Wednesday.
NBA lamented that the incident exposed to the level of infrastructural decay in the judiciary.
It said the collapsed Ekiti court building, “again brings to the fore the deplorable state of infrastructures in most court buildings in Nigeria and the pitiable state of facilities available to court officials and users in the country.”
NBA President, therefore, urged the Government to be more deliberate about improving the state of facilities and security in courts across the federation.
“Mr. Maikyau who has since been engaging the leadership of the Bar and the Judiciary in Ekiti State over this incident, has expressed his delight that his lordship is responding to treatment and he has extended the gratitude of the NBA to the doctors, nurses and other staff of ABUAD Multi-system Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where his lordship is presently being tended to.
“The NBA President has urged members to pray for the quick and prompt recovery of his lordship, the Honourable the Chief Judge of Ekiti State.”