Some youth in Imo State have set ablaze a Magistrate Court in Orlu, Imo State.

The youths, numbering about 20, were said to have invaded the court, which shares the same compound as the Orlu High Court.

It was gathered that the fire destroyed documents in the court before it could be put out. 

Andrew Enwerem, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters.

According to him, the cause of the arson had not yet been ascertained as investigations are ongoing.

He denied claims that the action was connected to the recent arrest of more than 100 members of the women wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The IPOB women, who were embarking on a peaceful protest were teargassed, arrested and subsequently charged for treasonable felony.

 

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