Latest in! Government of Imo orders arrest of former Okorocha
Imo State Government has on Thursday gave the order to arrest Ex-Governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku.
The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence.
Onyeaguocha further revealed that the state has now placed Okorocha on security watch and urged Imo citizens to arrest him. And also alert the security agent in the state whenever they see him.
Newsvil had ealier shared a video which filmed some youths beating Ndubuaku at Okorocha’s residence on Spibatt Avenue, Owerri.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, and SSG confirmed the incident to newsmen at a joint news briefing in Owerri.
They said that a citizen’s arrest was now declared on Okorocha over the incident.
According to them, Okorocha hired thugs to attack Ndubuaku, who goes as Special Adviser to Gov. Emeka Ihedioha on Security matters.
Explaing the incident, Ndubuaku alleged that he was badly beaten at Okorocha’s house and thrown into a pit by some thugs.
He further said that he was first held hostage by the thugs in the front of security men guarding the Okorocha’s residence.
He added that the recovery team obtained a court order to search Okorocha’s house.
“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.
“There are twenty government vehicles in his house, four Speed Boats, one movable Crane 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,” Ndubuaku said.
However, while reacting to the government’s order, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, the Special Assistant on Media to Okorocha, said the recovery committee was ambushed by the former governor’s sympathizers.
He adds that the recovery team went to Okorocha’s house not having a court order, he said they invaded Okorocha’s residence with no fewer than 50 thugs.