Crime News

One Dead As Gunmen Raze Imo Commissioner’s Home, Others

Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday set ablaze the country home of the Imo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Emeka Okoronkwo.

Punch reported that the incident happened at Amagu Ihube community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.

Also burnt is the country home of a former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Imo State University, Owerri, Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who served as Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports and Land and Urban Planning, respectively during the administrations of former Governors Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.

An old woman who was in Ngwu’s house was caught up in the fire and died, The PUNCH gathered.

The state Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Emeka Okoronkwo, confirmed the burning of his house to the newspaper.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye, also confirmed the attack, saying investigation had begun with the view to arresting the fleeing suspects.

Recall that the country homes of the Labour Party Imo State House of Assembly candidate for Okigwe LGA, Dr Nnaemeka Obiaraeri and the Labour Party House of Representatives candidate, Okey Unam, had been recently set ablaze in the same Ihube by unknown hoodlums.

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