Some operatives of the Imo state police, Owerri, have arrested, a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. 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 in 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 National Security and Civil Defense Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.
Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.
Newscritic online reports that the former governor had been arrested. Though it was gathered that the Commissioner of Police has approved his bail, the IPO handling the case is said to be nowhere to be found at the time of this report.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed Okorocha’s arrest said he will be arraigned tomorrow (Monday).