The former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha reportedly arrested on Sunday by the State Police Command for unsealing Imo State Government sealed property.
According to reports, the Imo State Government under the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma had ordered the sealing of Rotal Spring Palm Estate reportedly belongs to Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi.
According to Channels TV, Okorocha went to unsealed the property with is supporters, policemen, soldiers and personal of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Speaking with Channels TV, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the arrest and said the Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed invited Okorocha for questioning over his involvement and forceful entry into a property that was confiscated by the Imo state government a few days ago.
Ikeokwu also added that the police command received a distress call that there was a commotion and violence at the Royal Spring Palm Hotel located at Akachi road in Owerri.
Meanwhile, Okorocha has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of ordering his arrest.
Speaking to Channels Television via a telephone interview on Sunday, the federal lawmaker said operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Government House watched as thugs destroyed his vehicles.
“I asked them, what is my offence? They said conspiracy and public disorder. So they said it was the governor that directed them, that made a report to arrest me,” Okorocha said.
“The police whisked me into the pickup and brought me to the police station, I am here now. As I am here, they have not said anything to me,” he said.
Okorocha, who is also ex-Imo governor said he is still shocked over the scenario that played out, noting that many people were injured.
He alleged that a top aide to Governor Uzodinma controlled the thugs and was giving them instructions on what to do.
Although the ex-governor did not reveal the identity of the aide, he claimed the governor’s Special Assistant pulled out his shirt, armed with a machete to cut him.
“I am still at a very deep shock and confused as to what is happening here. Particularly of note, what shocked me was the SA to the Governor pulled out his shirt, carried the machete himself and was coming to machete me while I was moved out.
“He was calling the boys ‘come, come.’ He was in charge and the police were following him. When they arrested me so to say, the SA to the Governor entered the pickup and came to the police station with their own video.
“They were making jest of me that there is only one governor in the state, there is only one immunity that they are going to deal with me. I can’t believe it.”
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