- Supporters of Uche Nwosu, a son-in-law to Rochas Okorocha, have allegedly attacked a DSS official attached to Imo Government House
- Nwosu, who was the governorship candidate of AA in the state, reportedly supervised the attack on the DSS official
- According to report, the incident happened shortly after an inspection visit to the White House lodge owned by the state government by Governor Ihedioha's officials
- However, Nwosu's aide has denied the report, describing it as mischievous and malicious falsehood
An official of the Department of State Services (DSS) attached to Imo state Government House Owerri, was allegedly attacked on Thursday, August 22, by supporters of the son-in-law of ex-governor Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu.
The Sun reports that the attack was allegedly carried out by the embattled governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) and led by one Pastor Frank Onwummere.
Legit.ng gathered that the official of the DSS was alerted of the presence of Okorocha's daughter Ulomma at the White House lodge owned by the state government shortly after the inspection visit of the secretary to the state government, Uche Onyeaguocha, which the ex-governor had allegedly converted to his personal house.
According to the newspaper, a DSS official who pleaded anonymity said his colleague on getting to the White House lodge discovered that the wife of Uche Nwosu had already gone and only met the security operatives including a personnel of the Nigerian civil defence corps who were posted to the house.
“Having gone there, he found out that both Ulomma and other officials had left. But as he was about to leave the lodge, Uche Nwosu arrived at the place, accompanied by over 50 men in three buses. Uche Nwosu began banging on the gate of the lodge, asking if the house belonged to their father and also asking what they were doing there.
"But as my colleague was about to open the gate as he was still inside the compound, the young men who came with Uche Nwosu forced the gate open from the outside and pounced on our colleague and beat the daylight out of him while Uche Nwosu watched," a source was quoted to have said.
In a swift reaction, the director, media and publicity of the Ugwumba Uche Nwosu campaign organisation, Onwuasoanya Jones, dismissed the alleged incident as mischievous and malicious falsehood.
He said: “We understand that the spin doctors surrounding the pro tem governor of Imo state, have been impoverished of any idea with which they could deflect attention from the hugely successful reception accorded the immediate past governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, hence, their hurried resort to the puerile and poorly cooked lie that Ugwumba Uche Nwosu assaulted an official of the Department of State Security."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that supporters of Senator Okorocha were urged to resist further attacks from Ihedioha-led government in the state.
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