Why police arrested Okorocha

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Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha was arrested for allegedly using thugs to break into his Royal Spring Palm Apartment sealed by the state government.

The Imo State Police Command disclosed this while confirming the ex-governor’s arrest on Sunday evening.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr. Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of Okorocha and some of his former aides.

Those arrested alongside the ex-governor were Lasbery Okoroafoanyanwu, former commissioner for transport, Ijeoma Igboanusu, his former Chief of Staff, Domestics Affairs and Steve Asimobi, his current aide at the National Assembly.

Recall that the Imo State Government on Friday sealed Royal Spring Palm Apartment located along Aba road, an estate allegedly built by Okorocha’s wife.

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The ex-governor, who now represents Imo West at the senate, allegedly led his supporters and security personnel to the estate and ordered the unsealing of the premises.

Government officials also mobilised to the estate, leading to free for all fight, while cars were damaged and many wounded.

Asked if the ex-governor would be arraigned, the PPRO said nobody was above the law, adding that if he was found culpable he would be arraigned.

The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Declan Emelumba however, said Okorocha would be arraigned on Monday.

But in a swift reaction, Okorocha’s Media Aide, Sam Onwuemeodo alleged that Gov. 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 fully armed and with the support of security men from government house also attacked Okorocha’s convoy.

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