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POLICE ARREST FORMER IMO GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA

Some operatives of the Imo state police, Owerri, have arrested, a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, THE PUNCH has reported.

Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.

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

Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after unsealing Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

The ex-governor who now represents Imo West at the Senate had gone to the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.

But Imo State Government officials also mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many persons were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged in the process.

A police source told THE PUNCH correspondent that the former governor had been arrested.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, also confirmed Okorocha’s arrest and said he will be arraigned on Monday.

THE PUNCH

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