..Former gov’s aide allegedly battered by gov. Hope Uzodinma’s aide, Chinasa Nwaneri

Former governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been arrested by the police in Owerri, the state capital.

During the scuffle that ensued during the arrest, the Orderly to Rochas was said to have been brutalised by Chinasa Nwaneri, the SA to Governor Hope Uzodinma on Special Duties together with some other aides of the incumbent governor.

The arrest was confirmed by the Imo state police command which said it moved Rochas Okorocha who is now the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, to its custody.

The police said Rochas has questions to answer on why he led the violent breaking into the government sealed Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road in Owerri.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu told newsmen in Owerri that the police moved to Akachi road when they received a distress call that the Royal Palm spring Estate sealed by the government had been violently opened by men led by Okorocha.

Orlando said- “The command received a distress call regarding what we termed to be unrest at Royal Spring palm estate, and the operatives moved to the place we discovered Okorocha led some persons to the place hitherto sealed by the Imo government.

“The command calmed the situation and invited Okorocha, to come and explain why he led the violent breaking into the estate that led to damages.”

Some aides of the former governor were also arrested including Steve Asunobi, Lasbery Anyanwu and Ijeoma Igboanusi, his political appointees.


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