Judges, Lawyers Run For Their Lives As Gunshots Cause Robbery Scare Inside Court In Imo

November 9, 2019
115 Views

gunshots in Imo court

File photo

According to a report by Punch Metro, court proceedings at Umuelemai, the headquarters of Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State was on Friday disrupted as gunshots rent the air.

An eyewitness said that the court registrar, presiding judges, lawyers and others at the court scampered for safety.

It was believed that gunmen were attacking nearby commercial banks.

However, the police have said that its men were responsible for the gunshots.

The Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, on Saturday told our correspondent, that the police responded to an intelligence report that some men were allegedly laying siege to a bank in the area to rob it.

The police spokesperson said “Gunmen didn’t disrupt any court proceeding in Isiala Mbano. What happened was that the police got intelligence that three hefty men in a car parked near a bank in Umuelemai were lying a siege, waiting to rob the commercial bank.

“Policemen responded, condoned off the area and arrested the men. It was in the process that people who were in a court near the scene ran away, apparently thinking that gunmen were attacking the bank.”
He explained that the three men were later released by the police after investigation exonerated them.

You may be interested

News
69 views

Kogi election, disappointment to Nigeria’s democracy, says group

Webby - November 17, 2019

Participation Initiative for Behavioral Change in Development (PIBCID), 2Baba Idibia Foundation and youth-focused civil society organizations, have expressed displeasure with…

Sports
40 views

Fashanu Praises Sterling’s Stand Against Racism

Webby - November 17, 2019

Raheem Sterling is a spokesman for the young black generation, a sensational footballer – and, above all else, a natural-born…

Entertainment
80 views

El-Zakzaky’s detention: DSS statement recklesss, says IMN

Webby - November 17, 2019

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, the umbrella group for the endangered Shiite sect, has strongly disagreed with Friday’s statement by…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.