– Steve Asimobi has been arraigned by the police in Owerri, Imo state
– Asimobi who is an aide to Rochas Okorochawas accused of forceful invasion’ of the Royal Spring Palm Hotel
– The hotel had been sealed by the state government before the forceful entry
The Imo State police command has arraigned 14 persons including a senior legislative aide to Senator Rochas Okorocha, Steve Asimobi in a magistrate court in Owerri.
They are said to have participated in the ‘forceful invasion’ of the Royal Spring Palm Hotel which was sealed by the state government.
Spokesman to the state command, Orlando Ikeokwu who confirmed the arraignment also stated that Senator Rochas Okorocha who was in police custody for questioning based on the complaints lodged by the state government over the matter, was released on Sunday.
Giving further details regarding the 14 being arraigned, Ikeokwu said the suspects were facing a 6-count charge bothering on conspiracy, disobedience to lawful order, willingly and unlawful destruction of the official seal of the Imo State Government, conduct capable of causing a breach of peace.
Others are unlawful possession of firearms and a defamatory action on social media against the Governor of Imo state with the intent to injure the reputation of the state govt and person of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Meanwhile, the Imo State police command has said it will not hesitate to charge Senator Rochas Okorocha to court if investigations reveal that he committed an offence on Sunday while trying to unseal the Royal Spring Palm Estate which is reportedly linked to his wife, Nkechi.
Police spokesman Orlando Ikeokwu who made this known while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily said the Force will charge anybody found culpable, adding that if an investigation proves that Okorocha has committed an offence, he will be charged to court.
Also, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state was reportedly arrested.
According to the newspaper, Okorocha was arrested for daring Governor Hope Uzodimma, his successor, to reopen the Royal Palm Estate which was sealed by the state government.
It was gathered that Senator Okorocha, accompanied by his son-in-law and political protege, Uche Nwosu, broke the keys to recover the estate which allegedly belongs to his wife, Nkechi.
The Imo west senator’s daring action, Legit.ng gathered, infuriated the loyalists of the Uzodimma-led Imo state government who confronted him in a clash that has reportedly left one person injured.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Imo government has sealed off an estate located in the state capital, Owerri, allegedly owned by Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha.
Nneoma is the wife of a former governor of the state and current senator representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Anayo Okorocha
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the Imo state government noted that the directive was given by Governor Hope Uzodinma and executed by the state commissioner for lands survey and physical planning, Barrister Enyinna Onuegbu.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.