- Sam Onwuemeodo, a media aide to Rochas Okorocha, is suffering a similar fate like his principal
- Onwuemeodo told journalists that his house is one of those to be brought down by the Imo state government
- The former governor's aide said he is being attacked because of his political ties with Okorocha
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Rochas Okorocha's special adviser on media, Sam Onwuemeodo, has cried out over an alleged plan by the Hope Uzodinma-led administration to demolish his house.
Onwuemeodo told Punch on Thursday, March 25, that the plot of the Imo state government is to bring down other buildings close to his own so that it will not look like a witch-hunt.
The former aide of the erstwhile governor said his problem with Governor Uzodinma is linked with the political affiliation he has with Okorocha, adding that his principal's successor has nothing else against him other than this.
Onwuemeodo maintained that he acquired the land for the house through legal means, paid for all the required fees at the time and has been living there since 2013.
“They have marked the house where I have been living with my family for demolition. As of now, nobody has told me the reason for marking my house for demolition.
“On Friday, March 19, 2021, someone called and told me to be very careful, that the government has decided to demolish my house. That by Tuesday, March 23, 2021, my house would be marked for demolition. And to avoid making it look personal, they would also mark other houses around my own."
Meanwhile, Okorocha has been invited for questioning by the police in Imo. The invitation was given by the police commissioner for the state, Nasiru Mohammed.
The decision of the police leadership in the state was made known by the spokesman of the command, Orlando Ikeokwu.
Ikeokwu revealed that the need to quiz the former governor came after the command got a distress call that the security details of Okorocha were engaged in a fracas with police operatives attached to a sealed property.