YeT-to-be-identified persons penultimate Saturday burgled the Otuocha High Court in Anaocha Local Government of Anambra State.
The Assistant Chief Registrar of the Court, Nwuba Charity, said: “Some offices and Chambers of Court No. 2, its Secretary’s office, the Asst. Chief Registrar’s Office and file room for Court No. 1 were burgled by thieves on the night of January 2.
“When I came to the office early in the morning of January 4, upon resumption of work following the recent suspension of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) strike, I went round the offices and found out that Court 2 chamber’s back window was forcibly opened, the iron burglary proof broken, files and papers were scattered in the chambers
“At the Secretary’s office, I found out that the iron burglary proofs were damaged and the window open, the room was turned upside down
“My office louvers were removed and carefully packed, the iron burglary proof and louvers were all removed leaving the windows open and unsecured. The chairs inside my office were turned upside down, the room littered with loose documents from files, administrative files and staff personal files, materials etc and my fridge left open. At present, it is difficult for me to find out if any document or anything is missing.
“At Court No. 1 file room, I found that some files were scattered but they key to the room was safely locked. Nevertheless, I also found out that the padlock was tampered with.
“ I summoned all the security men in the office to find out what happened but I was not satisfied with their responses, I took photographs of the affected areas and reported the matter to the police at the Central Police Station, Otuocha for investigation and necessary action. The Police came to the scene and saw things for themselves and also took photographs. The security men were summoned to the Police Station by the police for investigation and interrogations”
The Divisional Police Officer for Otuocha Central Police Station could not be reached at press time as his mobile telephone number remained switched off.