There was pandemonium at a court in
Ejigbo , Lagos , after a snake was
discovered in the chambers of one of the
The incident which occurred at about
8 :30 am on Monday terrified the court
support staff, who were at the time
preparing to receive the newly posted
Magistrate, Akeem Fashola .
The Nation gathered that the Magistrate,
who resumed duty at the court premises
and had sat on his desk , did not know
there was a green snake beside his
“ Oga was in the office and he had sat
down for some time . He stood up and
went into the toilet to allow the cleaner
continue sweeping when she got close
to his seat .
“ It was the cleaner’s scream that
attracted all our attention. She said as
she was sweeping, her broom swept
something that was heavy .
“ And she looked up and realised it was a
green snake . And the snake at the same
time , skipped to the other side of the
office, near the cabinets , where it hid .
“ It was at the point that we came in and
killed the snake. We are really shocked
because no one could explain how the
snake entered the chambers , ” a court
worker said .
When The Nation went round the
premises to find out if there are bushes ,
it was observed that the place was
However , litigants said there was a
possibility that the snake crawled from
the International Airport which shares a
common boundary with the court.
They appealed to relevant federal
government agencies in charge of
maintaining the airports to clear the
bushes and fumigate the general area to
avoid any misfortune .