Imo places Okorocha on security watch, asks residents to arrest him
The Imo state government has asked residents to arrest former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on Jasper Ndubuaku, a government official.
Uche Onyeaguocha, secretary to the state government (SSG), made the demand after Ndubuaku, chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence.
According to Onyeaguocha, the government has also placed Okorocha on security watch and urged Imo citizens to arrest him whenever they find him in the state.
Ndubuaku on Thursday appeared in a viral video, which showed him being beaten at the former governor’s residence on Spibatt Avenue, Owerri.
Rabiu Ladodo, commissioner of police in the state, confirmed that a citizen’s arrest had been declared on Okorocha over the incident.
Narrating his ordeal, Ndubuaku said “We got a court order to recover stolen properties kept in Okorocha’s house and when we got to his house on Thursday, armed thugs attacked us,” he said.
“There are twenty government vehicles in his house, four Speed Boats, one movable Crain and generator sets, which we went to recover before the incident.
“We will not give up the battle, we will go back to his house because the property belongs to Imo government.”
However, Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide of the ex-governor, said the recovery committee, which invaded Okorocha’s residence with about 50 thugs, was attacked by the former governor’s sympathisers and passersby.