Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Imo State says former Governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha would be arraigned in court after confirming his arrest.
Police, however denied Okorocha was handcuffed during his arrest.
Police Public Relations Officer in the State Police Command, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu; who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, disclosed that the former Governor may be arraigned.
Okorocha had been arrested for allegedly leading thugs to break into his Royal Spring Palm Apartment sealed by the state government.
Those arrested alongside Okorocha include his former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okoroafoanyanwu; his former Chief of Staff, Domestics Affairs, Ijeoma Igboanusu; as well as Steve Asimobi, his current aide at the National Assembly.
The Imo Government had, on Friday, sealed the Royal Spring Palm Apartment located along Aba road; an estate allegedly built by Okorocha’s wife. Consequently, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West at the senate, allegedly led his supporters and security personnel to the estate; ordering the unsealing of the premises.
Government officials also mobilised to the estate, leading to a confrontation, while cars were damaged and many wounded.
The Police Spokesperson said nobody was above the law; and that if he was found culpable he would be arraigned.
However, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Declan Emelumba, said Okorocha would be arraigned on Monday.
But in a swift reaction, Okorocha’s Media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo alleged that Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties; Chinasa Nwaneri attacked Okorocha with thugs.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, Onwuemeodo alleged that the thugs came fully armed and with the support of security men from government house also attacked Okorocha’s convoy.
Onwumemeodo disclosed that Okorocha’s father-in-law, Dr. Uzo Anwuka was shot in the foot by the armed thugs; adding that the attack on Okorocha had set a dangerous precedent in Imo State.