Sound of gunshots and worry of being attacked led to the tip of a court docket continuing in Imo State on Friday.
Judges, attorneys, different court docket officers and everybody within the court docket premises all fled for security to keep away from being victims of gunshot.
Whereas it was stated that robbers have been working in a close-by financial institution, the police dispelled the declare as rumor, saying its males have been answerable for the capturing.
Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, on Saturday informed our correspondent that that they had responded to an intelligence report that some males have been laying siege to a financial institution within the space to rob it.
He stated, “Gunmen didn’t disrupt any court docket continuing in Isiala Mbano.
“What occurred was that the police received intelligence that three hefty males in a automotive parked close to a financial institution in Umuelemai have been ready to rob the place.
“Policemen responded, cordoned off the realm and arrested the boys.
“It was in the process that people who were in a court near the scene ran away, apparently thinking that gunmen were attacking the bank.”