Gunmen invade Imo Assembly, cart away important documents


– Hoodlums have invaded the offices of three lawmakers at the Imo state House of Assembly

– The chief press secretary to the speaker of the House, Ben Ilochonwu, confirms the attack on the Assembly complex

– The spokesperson however, states that the hoodlums only stole electronic sets and gadgets from assembly complex

The Imo state House of Assembly complex situated in Owerri, the state capital, has come under attack from suspected armed robbers.

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The Punch, citing a source who preferred to be anonymous, reports that the hoodlums gained access into the offices of three lawmakers in the building through the ceilings at night.

Speaking on the raid on Wednesday, May 3, a lawmaker, Emma Orie, who represents Ohaji /Egbema state constituency said his office was not burgled during the armed robbery attack.

He, however, 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.

The lawmaker said the robbery was discovered when the staff members attached to the lawmakers resumed for work in the morning and found out that the tables and chairs had been turned upside down, and computers, documents, television sets and other valuables had been stolen.

The incident was also confirmed by the chief press secretary to the speaker of the house of Assembly, Ben Ilochonwu.

But Ilochonwu noted that that the hoodlums only stole electronic sets and gadgets from the lawmakers’ offices.

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The newspaper stated that the latest attack on the Assembly was the third in the year 2017.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of two more ministers for President Muhammadu Buhari.

The new ministers are Steven Ocheni from Kogi state and Suleiman Zarma from Gombe state.

The new ministers are to replace late Ocholi from Kogi state who died in a road accident and Amina Mohammed who took a job as the deputy secretary-general at the United Nations.

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