Ex-Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha Arrested

Ex-Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha Arrested





Operatives of the Imo state police, Owerri, have arrested, the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

The former governor was arrested on Sunday after he unsealed the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the State Government.

Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu, Okorocha broke the keys to recover the estate belonging to his wife, Nkechi.

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Imo Government on Friday had sealed the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road.

Rochas Okorocha

According to the team led by Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, the seizure was in compliance with the directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on the recovery of Lands and other related matters.

Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government.

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Infuriated by the ex-governors action, loyalists of Governor Hope Uzodimma confronted them in a clash that left one person injured.

The confrontation reportedly left many injured while some cars were damaged.

However, The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba confirmed Okorocha’s arrest.

Emelumba added that Okorocha will be arraigned tomorrow, Monday, February 22.