Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday destroyed the home of the Imo State commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Emeka Okoronkwo.
Burnt also is the home of the former Dean of Faculty of Law, Imo State University, Owerri, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who served at different times as Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports, and Lands and Urban Planning, collectively during the administrations of former governors of the state, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.
The home of a retired Director of Department of State Security (DSS), Emeka Ngwu, was also destroyed.
An witness revealed that an senior woman who was in Ngwu’s home was caught in the fire and was said to have died in the process.
The witness also stressed that two other houses belonging to two prominent sons of the area were also burnt. The incident occurred at Amagu Ihube community in Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.
The State’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Emeka Okoronkwo, attested the unpleasing incident.
When reached, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye, also attested the attacks and stressed that investigation had began with the view of arresting the criminals