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High Court Set Ablaze By Hoodlums In Afikpo

By Adaeze Onuora , Abakaliki

High Court sitting in Owutu Edda Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze by Hoodlums, 24 hours after the Governorship and State House Of Assembly Elections

According to Registrar of the court, Mrs Oluchi Uduma, who spoke to Pressmen, said that the hoodlums invaded the court in the early hours of Tuesday, chanting war songs, and set ablaze the building.

She noted that the hoodlums had earlier, some times ago, attempted to burn down the state High Court, but were prevented by security agencies.

Uduma further noted that the court building and other valuable properties as well as documents were totally burnt.

She further revealed that the youths of Owutu Edda community alongside security operatives were mobilized but were unable to apprehend any of them.

The Chairman of Afikpo South Local Government Area, Mr. Chima Ekuma Nkama, who confirmed the incident, said that the court was burnt beyond repair.

According to him: “It is very unfortunate that the hoodlums launched an attack on the High Court at Owutu Edda community.

“When we went there, the whole place was on fire. We have reported the matter, even the governor, the commissioner of police are all aware.

“We are currently doing our best to ensure that the perpetrators are apprehended,” he stated.

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