Suspected armed political thugs have invaded the country home of Senator Ayogu Eze, representing Enugu North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, at Inere Umuiyida in Enugu Ezike, Enugu North council Area of Enugu state
The invasion is coming barely 48 hours after a federal High court sitting in Abuja quashed a suit brought before it by Senator Eze, asking the court to declare him the authentic PDP governorship candidate in Enugu state.
The miscreants, started shooting sporadically immediately they arrived the home of the Senator.
The gateman at the residence who witnessed the incident and was identified as Mr Hassan Hamuo from Yola told the Newsmen on Wednesday that he was at the gate around 5.20 pm on Tuesday when two vehicles with about 10 boys suddenly stopped at the front of the house and started shooting sporadically into the air.
Hamuo said as they were shooting they were chanting Sen Ayogu Eze has failed in court; he is now a dead man.
“I did not challenge them so that they will not kill me.
“They continue to shoot and dance on the gate of my Oga’s house” adding that though, they did not shoot anybody, but their noise attracted relations of Senator Eze and other concerned members of the village that called the police”
” when they saw police coming they abandoned their two vehicles and ran away.
“But police arrested one of them and carried the abandoned vehicles to their station in Igboeze-North,’the gate man said.
A close relation of the senator, Okechukwu Eze, corroborated the gate man’s account of the incident, saying the political thugs numbering about ten arrived at about 5.20 pm
He alleged that the thugs were those who were celebrating the Enugu state PDP guber candidate, Mr ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s victory on Monday at Federal High Court Abuja.
“If not for the quick intervention of police and youths from the village the thugs could have started destroying my brother’s house and property.
Effort to get comment from Mr Fidelis Agbo, the Divisional Police office, DPO of Igboze- North Divisional Police Station was unsuccessful as he was said to have travelled to Enugu for an official assignment.
Also attempt to speak with the state police public Relations officer, PPRO Mr Ebere Amarizu, failed, as he did not take calls put across to his personal mobile phone.