A Magistrate Court in Achiagu, Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was Thursday evening gutted by an inferno that razed some parts of the building.
However, the Police with the assistance of some Civilians was able to put out the fire after a few minutes.
An eyewitness said some passersby who were plying the route had raised an alarm which attracted the attention of the Police and other good-spirited residents who quickly mobilized to stop the fire before it could get to some sensitive offices.
Consequently, the Police were able to safeguard the Court documents before arresting a Security man who was fingered to have caused the fire incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Jude Madu while confirming the incident said the suspect is now in Police custody.