Barely a week after an attack was launched at the house of Prince Solomon Wombo ahead of his tribunal case. Again, some suspected armed thugs last night invaded the Jime/ Ode Campaign Organization office in Makurdi.
According to the APC publicity Secretary, James Ornguga, the invasion came a few hours to Rt. Hon. Barr. Emmanuel Jime’s chosen date to file a petition at the Benue State Election Tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Samuel Ortom in the just concluded governorship election.
The thugs whose actual number could not be ascertained broke into the building by destroying one of the burglary proofs on the conference hall windows.
They ransacked the Office of the Director General of the Campaign Organization and some offices in the building littering all relevant documents on the floor and carting away television sets and other valuables therein.
The thugs are suspected to be sponsored and may have come in search of legal documents relating to Barr. Jime’s tribunal case.
Narrating the incident, one of the security guards on duty at the Campaign Organization reported that the thugs scaled the fence, shot twice in the air while it was raining last night and broke in through the window protectors where they perpetrated the crime.
It is revealed that some lawyers handling Jime’s tribunal case were earlier at the Campaign Office to put finishing touches to their legal documents and it is suspected that the hoodlums may have assumed the vital documents were left in the office.
Meanwhile, Directors of the Jime/ Ode Campaign Organization were on hand to inspect the affected places and lodge complaints with relevant security outfits.
Rt. Hon. Barr. Emmanuel Jime will tomorrow 12th April, 2019 file a petition interrogating the declaration of Governor Samuel Ortom in the last guber election in Benue state.