Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gunmen Invade Delta House Of Assembly, Stabs 1, Injures 9

Armed men, on Thursday, invaded the legislative chambers of the Ughelli South local government council during a legislative session stabbing the Clerk of the House and injuring nine.
The hoodlums, armed with guns, cutlasses, battle axes and other dangerous weapons, freely used them on their victims including five councilors and three staff of the council.

It was learnt that but for the timely intervention of military personnel, the lawmakers would have sustained more injuries.

The military personnel, it was also learnt, apprehended 18 of the hoodlums and handed them over to the police at the Ughelli Area Command for prosecution.

The Leader of the House, December Saromare said that the hoodlums made away with the mace of the House after smashing and destroying windows, furniture and other items within the chambers.

Confirming the arrest of the hoodlums, a senior police officer at the Ughelli Area Command who spoke on anonymity said that the suspects have confessed a top political office holder in the Ughelli South executive and three lawmakers in the council as the brains behind their attack on the lawmakers.

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