The Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, escaped death by whiskers on Wednesday, after a section of the state’s high court complex collapsed on him.
It was gathered that Adeyeye was in his office when the building suddenly caved in.
The incident, it was learnt, occured around close of work on Wednesday. The judge was said to still be in his chamber at the time the building collapsed.
The incident, according to reports, may not be unconnected with a structural deficit, which was worsened by the torrential rainfall.
No life was lost in the incident, but the chief judge reportedly sustained serious injury.
It took serious efforts from workers before the judge was rescued from the rubble.
Adeyeye is said to be currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in the state.