The state House of Assembly of Ebonyi state was gutted by a strange outbreak of fire in the early hours of Tuesday in Abakaliki.
NE gathered that the fire started in the Account department and spread to the media section of the state Assembly complex.
The fire according to a source, destroyed some properties including sensitive documents relating to the House.
As at the time of this report, policemen with Amoured Personnel Carrier, APC were seen stationed as the gate of the Assembly complex as journalists, causal workers of the state Assembly among others were not allowed into the complex.
Recall that the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ben Igwenyi, former People Democratic Party, PDP, youths Leader, comrade Chinedu Ogah among other stakeholders in the state had opined that the recent vacation of the four seats of Honorable members by the House because they decamped to Labour Party, LP had brought to an end of the 4th Assembly.
It was further learned that the anti-bomb squad of the state police command were still within the Assembly complex trying to detect whether those who set the complex on fire had planted any bomb within the complex.
As some stakeholders of the PDP had accused youths loyal to LP as being the mastermind of the fire outbreak, some are also of the opinion that the youths were not involved because they would have started with the Hallow chambers, the speaker office and not the account section of the complex.
Recalled that the House which is no longer under the control of Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi state, had begun probe into all the financial dealings of the present administration, which many had opined might led to the eventual impeachment of the Governor in days ahead.
Meanwhile, despite the development, the House had concluded arrangements to sit this morning.