Governor Uzodinma’s Ex-Aide Arrested at Popular Hotel in Owerri

Governor Uzodinma’s Ex-Aide Arrested at Popular Hotel in Owerri

  • The special team of Police detectives have arrested a former special adviser to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Special Duties, Nze Chinasa Nwaneri
  • The Uzodinma's former aide was arrested by the police at RockView Hotel in Owerri on Saturday, May 18
  • Nwaneri’s room was thoroughly searched by the police operatives before he was returned to the headquarters of the State Police Command

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Owerri, Imo state - Former special adviser to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Special Duties, Nze Chinasa Nwaneri, has been arrested by the police in Owerri, Imo state.

The special team of Police detectives arrested Nwaneri at RockView Hotel in Owerri on Saturday, May 18.

Police arrest Governor Uzodinma’s former aide in Owerri
Chinasa Nwaner was arrested in Owerri on Saturday Photo credit: @ChidiChiwuzie
Source: Twitter

As reported by Leadership, sources said Nwaneri was taken to the headquarters of the State Police Command and was later escorted back to his hotel room.

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The police operatives thoroughly searched Nwaneri’s room before he was returned to the police command.

The reason for his arrest was still sketchy at the time of filing this report.

It was gathered that Nwaneri was one of Uzodimma’s most trusted aides for over fifteen years before his recent departure.

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had called for the arrest of Nwaneri over an attack on the residence of the group's spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere in 2023.

Legit.ng recalls that Uzodinma approved the appointment of his brother, Ferdinand Uzodimma, as his deputy chief of staff in charge of general services.

Ferdinand was a councillor, transition committee chairman and sole administrator of the Oru East local government area.

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Supreme Court dismisses PDP's application against Uzodinma

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 ruled on the application of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to remove Uzodimma of Imo state from office.

A seven-man panel of the court, led by Justice Inyang Okoro, dismissed PDP's application, noting the apex court declined jurisdiction on the matter.

The application, initially brought by Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance (AA), sought to remove Uzodimma from office on the premise that he was not validly nominated by the All Progressives Congress to contest the election that led to his first tenure in 2019.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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