A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, Hon Edison Ehie, over his alleged involvement in the burning of the State House of Assembly.

Ehie, who is the immediate past factional Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, was ordered to be arrested alongside five other persons comprising former factional Speaker are Jinjiri Bala, Happy Benedict, Progress Joseph, Adokiye Oyagiri and Chibuike Peter, also known as Rambo for allegedly participating in some criminal activities.

Justice Emeka Nwite granted the order for their arrest while delivering ruling in an ex-parte application brought before him by the Inspector General of Police.

In the ex-parte application argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Simon Lough, the six defendants were said to be at large.

The senior lawyer submitted that the defendants were involved in conspiracy, arson, terrorism, attempted murder and murder of a Superintendent of Police, SP Bako Agbashim and five other police informants.

Justice Nwite granted the request of the IGP to declare the defendants wanted and upon their arrest and investigation, be brought before the court for trial.

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