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Imo high court set ablaze by unknown gunmen, files destroyed

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An unknown gunmen has  on Saturday set ablaze the building of Imo state high court in Orlu, which affected part of the structure and sensitive documents.

Recall few days some gunmen attacked the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri, which the police had fingered the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).  attacking both the high court and a magistrates’ court.

An eye witness who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said all the files in the building were burnt.

Revealed that the Orlu high court is close to a security check point as well as the police divisional headquarters.

Noted that in 2018, the high court was razed. On December 1, the Orlu office of INEC was also set ablaze in the same manner.

The Orlu Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Barnabas Munonye, who confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.

He said that his attention was drawn to the incident by the administrative secretary of the association early Saturday morning.

Spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, CSP Mike Abattam, who also confirmed the incident, said that police had launched investigation into the incident. (Daily Trust)

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