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Gunmen Storm Imo Assembly, Rob Lawmakers

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Suspected robbers have attacked the Imo State House Of Assembly complex in Owerri, carting away valuable items belonging to its lawmakers.

Among the items stolen, according to Punch, were office equipment, electronics and vital documents.

According to report, this is the third time the robbers would be raiding the assembly complex.

Commenting on the incident, Emma Orie, a lawmaker representing Ohaji /Egbema state constituency said though his office was not burgled, the offices of three of his colleagues, Mike Iheanatu (Aboh Mbaise) Uche Oguwuike (Ikeduru) and Uche Agabiga (Orsu) were robbed.

The lawmaker claimed that the attackers gained access into the offices of the three lawmakers through the ceilings.

He noted that it was when the staff members attached to the lawmakers resumed for work in the morning that they discovered that the tables and chairs had been turned upside down.

He also said the computers, documents, television sets and other valuables in the offices were moved by the gunmen.

Ben Ilochonwu, the chief press secretary to the speaker, confirmed the development, said the case has been reported to the police.

Meanwhile, Andrew Enwerem, spokesman of the police in the state is yet to react to the incident.

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