The tense atmosphere in Rivers State was further heated up on Monday as arson attacks were carried out in two different locations in the state. The Okehi High Court in Etche Local Government of Rivers State was on Monday morning set alight by suspected thugs. Findings revealed that the target of the arson attack was the office of a certain judge in the court.
There had also been an earlier attack on the Ahaoda High Court. Explosive devices were recovered at the scene of the attack by men of the Police Bomb Squad.
An explosion reportedly went off a few hours before a suit against Honourable Evans Bipi who was accused of illegally parading himself as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.