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Police Debunk Fire In Imo Assembly Complex

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The Imo Police Command has denied the report of an alleged attack on the Imo House of Assembly.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, the command’s Spokesperson, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, said the report of an attack on the state legislature is false and baseless.

Ikeokwu described the online video, showing the assembly complex under fire, as a fabrication of some faceless person trying to destroy the state.

According to him, the building, which was on fire in social media, was neither the state house of assembly nor any building in Imo.

In another news, Ikeokwu confirmed Sunday’s robbery attack on motorists in Orji area of Owerri, which left four persons with bullet injuries.

The police PRO said that the incident took place near the Orji Divisional Police Headquarters on Owerri-Okigwe Road around 10.30pm.

Speaking further, Ikeokwu said the victims of the attack had been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri for treatment.

It was learned that the hoodlums, who were trailing an unmarked security vehicle, double-crossed it at Orji and opened fire on the driver.

Eyewitness account said the gunmen also robbed other motorists and commuters in commercial vehicles at the same spot.

The account further said the robbers shot sporadically after the operation to scare away people, before making their escape.

“It was during the sporadic shooting that three more persons around the area were hit by a bullet,” the eyewitness said on the condition of anonymity.

The incident caused tension and panic in the area, forcing residents and passersby to run helter-skelter for their lives.

Naija News reports that the robbery, which came barely one day after the attack on Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s country home in Omuma, had further heightened the fear of insecurity in the state.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.