Tension as Imo government orders ‘citizen arrest’ against Rochas Okorocha

The Emeka Ihedioha–led administration in Imo state, has yesterday, ordered a ‘citizen’s arrest’ against Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor.

This is coming after an alleged assault on the chairman of the recovery of properties, Jasper Ndubuaku at Okorocha’s residence.

The order was issued by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Uche Onyeaguocha. According to him, the state had also placed Senator Okorocha on security watch, appealing to Imo citizens to arrest him and alert the government whenever they found him in the state.

A video, which trended online, had captured some thugs beating Ndubuaku at Okorocha’s residence on Spibatt Avenue, Owerri.

The incident was confirmed by the commissioner of police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, and the SSG and they were said to have announced that a citizen’s arrest had been declared on Okorocha over the incident.

They alleged that Okorocha hired thugs to attack Ndubuaku, a special adviser to Governor Emeka Ihedioha on security matters and that he would be prosecuted once arrested.

The Commissioner of Police also said that police would investigate the senator’s involvement in the matter.

Sam Onwuemeodo, special assistant on media to Okorocha, explained that the recovery committee was attacked by the former Governor’s sympathisers and passer-bys.

He added that the recovery team went to Okorocha’s house without a court order and that they invaded Okorocha’s residence with no fewer than 50 thugs.

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