rocked by a bomb explosion.
The explosion according to source occurred at a building under
construction owned by the deputy speaker, located at the “Think Home
However, there was no report of casualty, the source said the explosion
damaged some structures at the on-going building construction in the
Consequently, the deputy speaker had already petitioned the Anambra
state police command over the alleged explosion.
A police source at the crime monitoring unit (CMU), Area Commander
Amawbia who confirmed the report, said a petitioner had been sent to the
commissioner of the police officers, and the matter was referred to the
unit for investigation.
According to the dependable police source, under the condition of
anonymity said the police are already investigating the matter.
“We have started a preliminary investigation, but it is too early for us
to confirm whether it is a bomb explosion or not.
“We have also discovered that it is not far from a land dispute that has
been lingering in court for years in which there are vested interests.
“We have invited one of the suspects in the petition, he is here and the
deputy speaker to come for face to face interview since morning but the
speaker sent a text that he will be coming by 4 pm.
“We want him also to produce those who are living witnesses during the
“Those who will say yes, I was there or a neighbor who will say I heard
the bang of the explosion since he said he was not there when the
“They even came and said they wanted to remove the debris there, but we
asked them not to go near there for now.
When this correspondent visited the scene of the incident, break layers
were seen busy working at the new building under construction.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the property has been
Three persons, the former Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka, Prof. Ilochi Okafor, Bekilo poultry, and Agricultural farms (WA)
limited and Hon Pascal Agbodike, deputy speaker of Anambra State House
of Assembly were claiming ownership.