Because we arrested Senator Okorochu – Police
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has been arrested for raiding Royal Spring Palm hotels and apartments, state police said.
Sahara Reporter said the state government has confiscated property allegedly belonging to Nkechi, the former governor’s wife.
Enyinnaya Onuegbu, land commissioner, on Friday led a group of government officials and police officers to seal a property located along Akachi Road in Owerri, the state capital.
In response, Okorocha stormed the building on Sunday, demanding to be allowed in, but local security officials refused to open the gate.
It is said that a legislator representing the Senatorial District of Imo West ordered his men to let him in and forced the gate to open.
By order of Okoroch, the gates were thrown open, and people with him also destroyed cars and wounded local guards.
Soon after he forcibly entered the territory, he was taken away by masked police officers led by two aides to Governor Hope Uzodynma, who were identified as Chinasa Nwaneri and Erik Uwakwe.
Ijeoma Igboanusi, deputy head of the administration when Okorocha was governor, and Lasbray Okafor-Anyanwu, who was a commissar in Okorocha’s government, were also arrested.
It is reported that as a result of the incident, two people were killed and several others were injured.
Addressing reporters, State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed Okoroch’s arrest.
Ikeokwu said police moved to Akachi Road when they received a distress signal that the state government-sealed estate had been forcibly opened by people led by a senator.
Orlando said: Command received a distress signal regarding what we called the Royal Spring Palm Estate riot, and the agents moved to the scene. We found that Hammer was leading some people to a place that was still sealed by the Imo government.
Command calmed the situation and invited Gammon to come and explain why he led a raid on the estate that caused damage.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.