A Rivers State High Court in Ahoada East Local Government Area, has been rocked by an explosion, according to reports from the oil rich state, located in the Niger Delta.
The bombing of the court where Justice Charles N. Wali usually holds court, reportedly occurred on Monday morning a few hours before a politically charged suit against Hon Evans Bipi, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly and leader of a group of 6 lawmakers, who has been unlawfully parading himself as the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Justice Wali had about a month ago ordered Bipi to stop parading himself as Speaker of the House as the tussle over control of the state government between loyalists of the Presidency and the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, lingers with an end in sight. Speculations however has it that the bomb must have been planted overnight.
No casualties have been reported over the bombing.