Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked the Imo State house of Assembly complex in Owerri, on Wednesday.
The Imo State house of Assembly complex situated in Owerri, the state capital, was on Wednesday, attacked by some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers who carted away valuables, office equipment, electronics and other vital documents in an attack which was the third in 2017.
While speaking exclusively to Punch newspaper, a lawmaker, Emma Orie, who represents Ohaji /Egbema state constituency, disclosed on the phone that his office was not burgled during the armed robbery attack, adding that the offices of three of his colleagues, Mike Iheanatu (Aboh Mbaise) Uche Oguwuike (Ikeduru) and Uche Agabiga (Orsu) were robbed by the gangsters.
An Assembly source, who preferred to be anonymous, said that the hoodlums gained access into the offices of the three lawmakers through the ceilings at night, adding 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, and computers, documents, television sets and other valuables had been stolen.
The Chief Press Secretary to the speaker of the house of Assembly, Ben Ilochonwu, when contacted, confirmed the development and said that the hoodlums only stole electronic sets and gadgets from the lawmakers’ offices.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Police in the state, Andrew Enwerem, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.