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Invasion of Imo assembly an affront on democracy


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Imo CP Pledges To Establish Police Post At Assembly
One of the victims who lost their items and personal belongings, when armed robbers struck at the Imo House of Assembly Complex this week, Chief Mike Iheanetu, has narrated how he lost an undisclosed amount of cash, a laptop loaded with information on legislative work, TV and other sensitive documents to the bandits. He described it as an affront, a setback and a big blow to the legislative arm of government and democracy as a whole.

The robbers were said to have over powered the security men on duty and gained entrance into the lawmakers’ offices.

Speaking with The Guardian in Owerri at the weekend, Iheanetu, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), representing Aboh Mbaise constituency, wondered how the robbers could have stormed the building with such audacity, broke the ceiling roof and ransacked his office and two of his colleagues’ offices unchallenged.


While charging the police and other law enforcement agencies to do the needful to guard the premises, he regarded the action of the robbers as an outcome of bad governance, hunger in the land and insecurity generally.

Meanwhile, the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Okey Ezike, has promised that he would ensure that a police post is established in the Assembly premises.

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