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Some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums yesterday set ablaze the country home of a member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Paschal Agbodike.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the armed hoodlums invaded the house at Ubahi in Mbosi town, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State around 1am on Tuesday and started shooting indiscriminately before gaining entry into the compound where they, thereafter set it ablaze.
Although no life was lost, the fully-furnished five-bedroom duplex with four living rooms and a kitchen was razed by the hoodlums.
Agbodike, a former Deputy Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, confirmed the incident to journalists on Tuesday.
He said he was in Abuja when he was notified of the attack, adding that before security operatives arrived at the scene, the hoodlums had fled.
The federal lawmaker called on the police and other security agencies to investigate the incident.
He said, ‘The duplex of four sitting rooms and five bedrooms was completely burnt and nothing was rescued.
‘As I am talking with you, I am homeless, my building was completely burnt in the village and nothing remained.
‘I got a call around 1am that my house was under attack by some armed hoodlums. They came in large numbers as they gained access to the compound and burnt everything down while shooting indiscriminately.
‘I lost everything in that house that has five bedrooms and four living rooms. All my documents and other properties were lost in that inferno.’
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, also confirmed the incident.
Ikenga said, ‘Preliminary Information from eyewitnesses revealed that the unidentified persons invaded the six-bedroom duplex, made away with some properties, and set the building ablaze.
‘Meanwhile, the situation is being monitored and the investigation is ongoing.