- The Imo state police command has arrested 15 people over the attack on the convoy of Governor Hope Uzodinma
- The police disclosed that the attackers were arrested by the command on Monday, August 17
- The attack was said to have been carried out by protesting workers of the Imo State Oil Producing Area Developing Commission
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The Imo state police command has arrested 15 people for reportedly attacking the convoy of the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma.
The attack on the governor’s convoy reportedly occurred when workers of the Imo State Oil Producing Area Developing Commission were protesting over their unpaid five months’ salaries.
According to The Guardian, the police claimed that those arrested were caught with weapons.
The spokesperson for the Imo state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, claimed they recovered a gun, two machetes, a padlock and chain from some of the suspects.
Though no life was lost in the attack, the police said the windscreens of some of the vehicles in the convoy were smashed and the vehicles damaged.
Meanwhile, Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo state, has denied the allegation levelled against him by a businesswoman Chinyere Amuchinwa over alleged N500 million fraud.
Reacting to Amuchinwa's petition to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police, the former governor described the businesswoman's allegation as ludicrous and a fat lie
Ohakim, who responded through a statement by his political adviser, Emmanuel Chukwu, on Thursday, August 13, said he would not arm fold himself while his name was being dragged into disrepute.
In other news, the Imo state House of Assembly led by Rt. Hon. Collins Chiji has debunked the rumours that its mace was used in the inauguration of the Edo state House of Assembly.
The spokesman of the House, Honourable Dominic Ezerioha, denied the media reports linking the Imo Assembly to the Edo Assembly's recent actions.
He exonerated the Imo Assembly from the actions of its Edo counterparts, saying they played no role in the recent happenings in the south-south state.
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