The Judiciary usually referred to as the last hope of common man has been mocked in Bayelsa State as Lawyers and workers resumed today to find a burgled High Court complex.
The Complex, located at Mbiama-Yenagoa Road was reportedly burgled by suspected armed cultists who raided the complex at night and fled after operating unchallenged for hours.
It was learned that the hoodlums burgled the offices of the State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri and Justice Nayai Aganaba.
They were said to have made away with case files, computers and other legal materials fueling speculations that the operation was targetted at frustrating some high-profile cases.
The Nation reports that justice Abiri, whose office was vandalized, judges and lawyers in the state were shocked by the incident.
Workers at the high court especially cleaners, who reported to work were said to have been devastated at the sight of the ransacked offices.
The police were said to be investigating some employees of the judiciary working at the complex.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, said the matter was reported to the police.
He said the police were investigating the development to unmask identities of persons behind the crime.