Guber Election: After APC's Victory, Hoodlums Set Ablaze High Court in Ebonyi
- Some hoodlums have torched the high court in Owutu-Edda, Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi
- The court's registrar, Oluchi Uduma, who confirmed this on Wednesday, March 22, said documents and other vital stuff were consumed by the inferno
- The police command in the state has been alerted about this worrisome development, according to Chima Nkama, chairman of Afikpo South LGA
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Ebonyi - A gang of arsonists has torched a high court in Owutu-Edda, Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi state.
This was confirmed to journalists in Owutu-Edda on Wednesday, March 22, by Oluchi Uduma, the registrar of the court, The Cable reports.
As Uduma disclosed, the hoodlums invaded the court on Tuesday, March 21, and set the building ablaze.
She explained that the court building, documents, and other valuables were completely destroyed in the flames.
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On his part, Chima Nkama, chairman of Afikpo south LGA, who also confirmed the incident, added that the matter has been reported to the police.
Tension erupts as gunmen burn high court in southeast state
Gunmen have burnt the Oguta high court in the Oguta local government area of Imo state.
The gunmen arrived around 11:30 pm on Sunday, February 12, and attacked the facility which is located inside the local government headquarters.
The magistrate court registry, appeal court record office, file room, secretary to the high court judge’s office, office of the high court bailiff, and the chamber of the high court judge were burnt.
“Magistrate court registry, Appeal court record office, file room, secretary to the high court judge’s office, office of the high court bailiff were burnt while the chamber of high court judge was partly razed. The whole of the block has cracked and no reasonable human being will ever near the facility," the source was quoted as saying.
Gunmen shoot judge dead during court session in Imo state
Legit.ng noted that the latest attack occurred 10 days after the judge in charge of Ejemekwuru customary court, Nnaemeka Ugboma, was murdered while presiding over a court session.
The gunmen invaded the court premises, dragged the judge out while the court was in session and shot him dead.
Eyewitnesses said gunmen, who came on motorbikes, shot sporadically as the people fled the scene.