Suspected Arsonists have allegedly attacked Ogbeani Primary School, Ubulu-Uku and set ablaze the headmistress’ office including other offices in the school.
It was reliably gathered that three offices, including those of the headmistress, library and staff were all destroyed as the flames tore through the school blocks without the presence of the fire service men.
The incident, eye witness said, occurred in the early hours yesterday as the unidentified suspects fled the scene after they have allegedly wreaked the havoc confirming the incident, the headmistress of the school, Mrs. Gladys Ibolo, said the fire gutted the school library and the staff office where vital documents, including certificates and examination records of the Primary School Leaving Certificates were kept, adding that the whereabouts of the suspects were yet to be known.
Residents of the area who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity, said the fire affected two sections of the school building, stating that the fire started when the security men had gone home in the early hours.
Noting that it was the handiwork of arsonists, the residents called on security agents to ensure the evil doers are brought to book. But in a swift reaction, the Police Image Maker in the state, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, said the police were investigating the incident, adding that the police would ensure those behind the act are brought to book.
Meanwhile, a reporter with Business News, Mathew Uche was yesterday attacked by commercial sex workers said to be over twenty around Cable Point, Abraka community in Asaba in the early hours.
Uche was said to have stormed makeshifts of the commercial sex workers to allegedly take pictures of the destroyed makeshifts by officials of Oshimili South Local Government Council over the alleged menace of robbery constituted by the harlots in the recent times when they descended on him and beat him up and tore his cloths to shred.
Uche who narrated his ordeals in the hands of the harlots said: “I went to their makeshifts destroyed by officials of Oshimili South Council over their alleged menace of robbery to take the pictures so that o can do the story when they descended on me, and beat me up, tore my clothes if not the intervention of the police, they would have killed me”.
But police officers from ‘A’ Division who did not want their names in the print, confirmed that three of the harlots were arrested, and are currently helping the police for investigation.