The Imo state former governor and current Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has alleged that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, attacked him with “more than 1,000 thugs” on Sunda, Eye9ja reports.
The former governor and three of his political associates were arrested on Sunday by the state police command. This happened after he and his supporters, accompanied by armed policemen, soldiers, and the personnel of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps stormed Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri and unsealed it.
Uzodinma’s Aide Led Over 1,000 Armed Thugs to Attack Me – Okorocha
His wife, Nkechi Okorocha, has been linked to the Estate.
The state government through the State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Friday, supervised the sealing of the Estate.
Okorocha’s spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Sunday, in a statement, alleged that Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwanari, led thugs who stormed the estate and destroyed vehicles in his convoy.
The statement read, “More than 1,000 thugs, armed to the teeth with knives and guns and led by Chinasa Nwaneri, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties today, Sunday, February 21, 2021, with the backing of armed policemen from Government House, attacked the former governor of the State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha’s Convoy.
“They attacked and damaged all the vehicles in his Convoy. They also attacked his personal aides.
“Senator Okorocha was with only his personal aides when the thugs unleashed the attack.
“This is the information we can give as of now. We are still watching events as they unfold.
“Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teeming followers in the state. If he had expected the attack, he would not have moved with his personal aides alone.
“Okorocha has never been a violent man. This planned attack both unprovoked and unwarranted has opened a new, but ugly chapter in the politics of the state. We shall react fully to the situation.”