Just in: Gunmen burn another ex-rep member’s house in Imo

Two days after unknown assailants set ablaze the residence of the Eze-elect of Okwuru Orsuihiteukwo in Orsu local government area of Imo State, Chief Ezekiel. I. Nwokedi, the same gunmen late Tuesday night razed the country home of the immediate past member representing Orlu/ Orsu/ Oru East federal constituency of Imo State in the House of representatives, Jerry Alagbaso.

It was gathered on Wednesday that the house of the ex-lawmaker, who represented the federal constituency for 12 years in the House of Representatives, was burnt by gunmen who invaded his house while people had gone to sleep.

The hoodlums were said to have looted the house before setting it ablaze.

The politician who in July joined All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party was not at home when the assailants struck.

His security man who escaped was wounded as he ran for his life, our correspondent authoritative reports.

The incident which happened at Ihittenasa community in the Orsu Local Government Area of the state had caused panic in the community.

While properties worth millions of Naira were lost, the attackers were said to had looted other properties in the house.

The Director General of the campaign Organisation of the ex-lawmaker, Unama Olemgbe who confirmed the arson to our correspondent when contacted in a telephone conversation said that the house was completely burnt.

He also disclosed that the security man in the house was injured by the attackers.

He said ” the news is true. It was a total burning. From the roof to the other parts of the building. The property were burnt. The Security man around was injured and he escaped.”

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Henry Okoye who confirmed the arson said that state the commissioner of police has ordered an investigation into the crime.

He said “the Commissioner of Police condemned this dastardly act in totality and has ordered an intensive manhunt for the arsonist. More so, Optimal Security Operatives of the Joint task force have been deployed in Orsu to prevent similar occurrence.

”Certainly, we will apprehend the hoodlums that are involved and they will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”

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