Arsonists invade, set part of Federal High Court Abakaliki ablaze

The premises of the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State was in the early hours of Tuesday set ablaze by yet to be identified arsonists.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ebonyi State Police Command, Mrs Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that no arrest had been made.

She, however, said that the command had begun an investigation to unmask those behind the attack with a view to bringing them to justice.

“Arsonists in the early hours of Tuesday wielding dangerous weapons stormed the federal high court premises and burnt part of the building.

“Though no arrest has been made, an investigation is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Garba, has promised to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Odah said.

Meanwhile, a detachment of the Nigerian Mobile Police (MOPOL) has been drafted to the area to secure the court premises.

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