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Chaos In Owerri As Police Arrest Former Imo Gov. Rochas Okorocha, aides

 

By Boye Ajayi

Operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, reports Persecondnews.

Others arrested alongside Okorocha were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.

While Igboanusi was the Deputy Chief of Staff (Domestics), Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government.

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

Okorocha, who now represents Imo West in 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.

The spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of Okorocha.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Declan Emelumba, who also confirmed Okorocha’s arrest, said he would be arraigned in court on February 22.

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