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Gunmen Set Imo Magistrate’s Court Ablaze

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Suspected hoodlums on Sunday razed a section of the Owerri Magistrate’s Court in Imo State.

The Eastern Updates reports that this is coming barely 24 hours after the Orlu High Court was burnt by fleeing hoodlums.

The Magistrate’s Court which is located at the heart of the state capital is housing the Owerri High Court.

A source told reporters that the suspects came with explosives and targeted a section of the roof of the facility.

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While the extent of the damage caused by the arson had not been ascertained by our correspondent, it was learnt that sensitive court materials and documents, including files were burnt.

The source said, “Hoodlums have razed part of the Owerri Magistrate’s Court located at Owerri-Orlu Road. It happened today ( Sunday). This is very unfortunate.”

Our correspondent who visited the scene on Sunday afternoon observed that smokes were oozing out from part of the court building that was burnt.

When contacted, the police spokesperson for the state command, Micheal Abattam, confirmed the incident and disclosed that the fire had been put out.

He also informed that the command had begun an investigation with a view to arresting the culprits.

He said that the act was not committed by hoodlums.

The police spokesperson said, “It was not committed by hoodlums. It is suspected that the section got burnt because of a fault. The court buildings were not affected. They areas affected are a restaurant and a place where exhibits are kept. Investigations would reveal the actual thing that happened.”

The Eastern Updates

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