Okorocha speaks after arrest, says Gov Uzodimma’s aide led armed thugs to attack him
- Senator Okorocha has spoken after his alleged arrest for breaking into a property sealed by the Imo state government
- The former governor who spoke through his aide claimed Governor Uzodimma sent over 1,000 armed thugs to attack him
- The property causing the crisis allegedly belongs to Okorocha's wife but the state government it violated the state's lawful master plan
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Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, has accused his successor, Hope Uzodimma, of sending more than 1000 thugs to attack him.
The former governor made the allegation on Sunday, February 21, via his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, The Punch reports.
It was earlier reported that Okorocha and some of his political associates stormed Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri, and unsealed it.
The property had been sealed by the Imo state government alleging that it was built on one of the state' green verges against the lawful master plan. The estate allegedly belongs to Senator Okorocha's wife, Nkechi Okorocha.
The serving senator in the ninth National Assembly was subsequently arrested.
Okorocha’s spokesperson, Onwuemeodo, claimed that Governor Uzodimma's special adviser on special duties, Chinasa Nwanari, allegedly led thugs who stormed the estate and destroyed vehicles in his convoy.
He said Okorocha's personal aides were also attacked by the thugs.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the crisis rocking the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took another twist as the state government verbally attacked Senator Okorocha for alleging that Governor Uzodimma ordered the invasion of his daughter's warehouse.
The state government described Okorocha as a shameless and irredeemable politician.
Okorocha had also said Uzodinma was overwhelmed with governance and asked the governor to learn a few lessons in administering a state like Imo.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_