The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest and detention of a former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha.
The Police says it took Okorocha into custody to explain why he led the violent entry into a sealed government property – the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road in Owerri. The foregoing was disclosed by the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu.
Ikeokwu told newsmen that the police moved to Akachi road when they received a distress call that the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the government had been violently opened by men led by Okorocha.
The former governor, a serving senator, represents Imo West Senatorial district.
“The command received a distress call regarding what we termed to be an unrest at Royal Spring Palm estate…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.”
Meanwhile, Okorocha was arrested alongside some of his former political appointees. They include Steve Asunobi, lasbery Anyanwu and Ijeoma Igboanusi.
Recall that the Imo State government had announced the recovery of the Royal Palm Estate; located along Akachi road in Owerri, the capital.
Thereafter, Okorocha had taken offence at the action of his successor and proceeded to storm the property today; leading to his arrest and detention.