Arsonists on Saturday set ablaze the Imo State High Court in Orlu Local Government Area.
The arsonists also burnt sensitive documents, including proceedings in the court complex housing the High court and a magistrates’ court before escaping.
The fire helped by dry season breeze, ravaged the court building but no life was lost.
The Daily Crucible reports that in 2018, the High Court was also razed.
“All the sensitive files in the building were burnt,” according to a judiciary staff who craved anonymity.
Orlu Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA), Barnabas Munonye, confirmed the incident, describing it as “unfortunate”
He told the Nation: “We woke up to see significant parts of the court gutted by fire. The fire destroyed several sensitive documents which includes court records. We were able to salvage some.
“We condemn the act in its entirety and advise those who are behind all these to drop it and turn a new leave. We plead with whoever that engages in all these acts to stop because it doesn’t help any cause. We plead also with security agencies to beef up security in all these areas.”