Gunmen, in the early hours of Tuesday, razed the country home of the Imo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Emeka Okoronkwo.
Also razed is the country home of a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, Imo State University, Owerri, Nnamdi Obiaraeri, who served as Commissioner for Information, Youths and Sports as well as Land and Urban Planning, respectively during the administrations of former governors of the state, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha.
The country home of a retired Director of the Department of Security Service, Emeka Ngwu, was also burnt.
PUNCH Metro l earnt that an old woman who was in Ngwu’s house died in the fire.
Two houses belonging to two other prominent sons of the area whose identities are yet to be ascertained by our correspondent were also burnt.
The incident happened at Amagu Ihube community in the Okigwe Local Government Area of the state.
Okoronkwo confirmed the burning of his house when our correspondent contacted him.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Henry Okoye, confirmed the attack and told our correspondent that an investigation had started in other to arrest the fleeing suspects.
Ihube has recently become the hotbed of criminal activities with the country homes of the candidate of the Labour Party for Okigwe Local Government Area, Nnaemeka Obiaraeri; and the Director General of the campaign organisation of the LP’s House of Representatives candidate, Okey Unam, burnt.