How I was attacked by thugs, Imo Government House police
Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, said police watched as thugs cut off his “boys” with a machete during a clash in Imo state.
The senator said he managed to avoid the alleged attack on Sunday after his aides “herded me into a room and locked.”
Gammon was arrested Sunday for breaking the seal on property confiscated Friday by the state government.
The property, reportedly owned by his wife, will be investigated by the state government.
Soon after he forcibly gained access to the property, masked police arrived to escort him.
As the scene unfolded, Legion’s supporters clashed with supporters of Hope Uzodynma, the state governor with whom he had a long feud.
Speaking during the recorded audio interview broadcast on the Kanaly TV channel, the senator said that he “cannot even imagine” what happened to him during the meeting.
He said: “I came back from the event and went to the Royal Palm Hotel to see what really happened. Arriving there, I saw a lot of thugs. They started pestering me, cutting my boys, shooting. But the police were there too, and they did nothing and said nothing.
“They were doing engineering … My assistants threw me into a room and locked me. These guys had tear gas, even the police used tear gas. As they advanced, the police supported them; and they went and fired.
“I asked and was told that this is the government house police. And I asked, is it with the IG directive or the PC? Can the governor actually use the government’s home police for what he does?
“I was kept in a room for a while and all my boys were injured. At this time, my father-in-law was shot and had no leg. “
Gammon came into conflict with Uzodinma in preparation for the state’s 2019 governor elections after opposing the latter being a candidate for the All Progressive Congress (MIC).
Source: – Cable