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Mysterious Fire guts IMT, Enugu As Police Arrests 3 Persons


Three persons have been arrested by police operatives in Enugu in connection with a mysterious fire that gutted the Examinations Coordination Office of the Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T), Enugu Tuesday night.

Our correspondent gathered that the inferno, which began at about 8.30 pm, destroyed student’s examinations scripts that were written in the morning of the fateful day.

IMT EnuguAfrican Examiner further gathered that personnel of the Enugu State Fire Service arrived the scene of the disaster when the fire had already destroyed vital documents in the building popularly known as “ASA block”.

As at the time of filling this report, the cause of the inferno is yet be officially made public, but sources close to the institution, says it might not be unconnected with alleged high -handedness of lecturers against students of the school.

Meanwhile, when our correspondent visited the scene of the incident, he was warned by some staff of the institution not to take any photograph, even as they threatened to arrest any journalists that ignore their warning and snap the building.

The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Ebere Amaraizu, DSP confirmed the incident.

He said the police operatives were contacted swiftly and they moved to the scene where the block was seen being attacked by an inferno”.

According to him, “It was further gathered that all the exams script written on 12/11/13 were engulfed by the inferno as they were allegedly burnt to ashes by the inferno”.

“An eye witness account revealed that fire service personnel promptly came but were not able to extinguish the fire immediately until after sometime as the fire incident appears to be out of hand.

“The cause of the alleged incident is yet to be ascertained as there were no loss of lives” the PPRO stated..

The state police spokesman said full scale investigations into the incident have commenced”,  Amarizu added that  the presence of the police operatives and that of the fire service men stopped the further escalation of the fire to other buildings”.

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