Robbers invade Imo State Assembly, steal valuables

Robbers invade Imo State Assembly, steal valuables

Some armed robbers stormed the Imo State house of Assembly complex situated in Owerri, the state capital, carting away valuables, office equipment, electronics and other vital documents.

It was gathered that the latest attack was not the first on the Imo State house of Assembly, a source disclosed that it was the third in 2017.
One of the lawmakers, Emma Orie, who represents Ohaji /Egbema state constituency told newsmen on the phone on Wednesday, that his office was not burgled during the armed robbery attack.
However, he said that the offices of three of his colleagues, Mike Iheanatu (Aboh Mbaise) Uche Oguwuike (Ikeduru) and Uche Agabiga (Orsu) were robbed by the gangsters.
Another source disclosed that the robbers gained access into the offices of the three lawmakers through the ceilings at night.

According to him, 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.

When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker of the house of Assembly, Ben Ilochonwu confirmed the development and said that the hoodlums only stole electronic sets and gadgets from the lawmakers’ offices.


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