Former Imo Governor Humiliated, Arrested, Aid Speaks Up

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Former Imo Governor Humiliated, Arrested, Aid Speaks Up

Former Imo Governor Humiliated, Arrested, Aid Speaks Up

Some operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

Seized Rochas' Spring Palm Estate
Rochas’ Spring Palm Estate

Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.

Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government.

Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after unsealing Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi Okorocha.

The state government through its Commissioner for lands, survey and physical planning, Enyinnaya Onuegbu had on Friday supervised the sealing of the estate.

The ex-governor who now represents Imo West at the Senate had gone to the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of National Security and Civil Defence Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.

Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.

A police source who confided in our correspondent said that the former governor had been arrested.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed Okorocha’s arrest said he will be arraigned tomorrow (Monday).

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Okorocha’s spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, in a statement on Sunday, alleged that the governor’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwanari, allegedly led thugs who stormed the estate and destroyed vehicles in his convoy.

The statement read;

“More than 1000 thugs, armed to teeth with knives and guns and led by Chinasa Nwaneri, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, with the backing of armed policemen from Imo State Government House, attacked the former governor of the State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha’s Convoy.

“Senator Okorocha was with only his personal aides when the thugs unleashed the attack.

“This is the information we can give as of now. We are still watching events as they unfold.

“Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teeming followers in the State. If he had expected the attack, he would not have moved with his personal aides alone.

“Okorocha has never been a violent man. This planned attack but unprovoked and unwarranted has opened a new, but ugly chapter in the politics of the State. We shall react fully to the situation”.

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