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Hoodlums Set Imo Magistrate’s Court Ablaze

Suspected hoodlums on Sunday razed a section of the Owerri Magistrate’s Court in Imo State.

This comes barely 24 hours after the Orlu High Court was burnt by fleeing hoodlums.

The Magistrate’s Court which is located at the heart of the state capital is housing the Owerri High Court.

Punch reported that the suspects came with explosives and targeted a section of the roof of the facility.

Sensitive court materials and documents, including files were burnt.

The source said, “Hoodlums have razed part of the Owerri Magistrate’s Court located at Owerri-Orlu Road. It happened today ( Sunday). This is very unfortunate.”

The police spokesperson for the state command, Micheal Abattam, confirmed the incident and disclosed that the fire had been put out.

He also informed that the command had begun an investigation with a view to arresting the culprits.

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