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There was pandemonium yesterday at the premises of the Imo State House of Assembly as sporadic gunshots were fired at the complex.
There were wide insinuations yesterday evening that the shootings could be over the suspension of former House leader, Uche Ogbuagu and five other members.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the lawmakers were suspended for alleged unparliamentary conduct.
The removal was announced by the Speaker of the House, Paul Emeziem.
A source from the State assembly who witnessed the incident disclosed that trouble started immediately the Speaker announced the suspension of the 6 members and those present at the seating immediately objected the suspension.
This according to the source led to a rowdy session which prompted the lawmakers to get up from their seats and, forming various cliques, those in support of the Speaker and those in support of the suspended members throw banters at each other.
Sensing danger, the Speaker and his deputy, China Iwuanyanwu were said to have hurriedly left the red chamber with their orderly shooting sporadically to guard them into their vehicles.
But the commotion inside the house according to the source had already attracted some thugs alleged to be hired by some of the lawmakers who invaded the assembly complex and shooting sporadically.
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