– Imo state police command has said that Senator Rochas Okorocha will be charged to court
– Okorocha was arrested on Sunday, February 21, for unsealing a seized property in Imo
– Orlando Ikeokwu, the state police spokesman, said the Okorocha’s action is being investigated
Hours after a former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha was arrested while trying to unseal the Royal Palm Estate which was sealed by the state government, the police have issued a statement.
Channels TV reports that the estate is reportedly linked to his Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi.
Legit.ng gathered that the Imo state police command on Monday, February 22, said it would not hesitate to charge Senator Okorocha to court if investigations reveal that he committed an offence on Sunday, February 21.
The state police public relations officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the Force would charge anybody found culpable.
Commenting on his arrest, Okorocha had alleged that his predecessor, Governor Hope Uzodimma, attacked him with “more than 1,000 thugs” but the state commissioner for information, Declan Emelumba, dismissed Okorocha’s claim.
He stressed that the former governor’s arrest was in line with the report of a White Paper, which indicated that the Royal Palm Estate was built with taxpayers’ money and not Okorocha’s wife’s property.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that with the swift intervention of the southeast governors’ forum chaired by Governor David Umahi, Okorocha was not allowed to spend a night in police custody after his arrest on Sunday, February 21.
It was reported that the former governor was released on the night of Sunday, according to reports from Umahi’s spokesperson, Francis Nwaze.
The Ebonyi state governor disclosed that the forum is making moves to bring about a reconciliation between Okorocha and his successor, Hope Uzodinma.
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