- Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday, January 5, accused the Imo state governor of his involvement in the killing of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imos state
- The former governor said Hope Uzodimma has a killer squad comprising of officials of the police, SSS, military and Ebubeagu
- According to Okorocha, the killer squad of the governor are also responsible for the killing of traditional leaders and the insecurity in Imo state
A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has raised the dust of the killing of APC chieftain and an ex-presidential adviser, Ahmed Gulak in Owerri, Imo state.
Okorocha while recounting the circumstances surrounding the death of Gulak who was killed on his way to the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Imo state on May 30, 2021, accused the governor, Hope Uzodimma, of having a killer squad.
This Day reports that the lawmaker alleged that the Imo state governor had set up the killer squad which he referred to as Hopism Strike Force (HSF) and that the force is responsible for all the killings and security crises in the state.
According to Okorocha, members of the HSF team for the governor consists of operatives of the Nigerian military, the state security services, the Nigeria Police Force and Ebubeagu.
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Okorocha Challenges Governor Hope Uzodimma
Further going on with his allegations against the governor, Okorocha urged Uzodimma to come open to the public with sponsors of insecurity in the state.
“If the governor knows he has no such force in the state, let him tell the world who killed Gukak."
The Nation reports that the former governor said his (Okorocha's) outburst cannot be attributed to the recent ordeal experienced by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, in the hands of security operatives in the state.
According to Okorocha, he is only interested in salvaging the image of Imo state.
"I want to repeat this Sheba, Uzodimma’s CSO, has been in detention for the past 4 days. He is among the striking force of Uzodimma, I still ask Uzodimma, who killed Gulak?"
"Who killed traditional rulers? Who killed about 140 bodies of Imolites found in the mortuary? Hope Uzodimma has a striking force called ‘Hope striking force’ they should ask them what they are doing with this killer squad.”
Uzodimma Reveals His Biggest Challenge As New Year Begins, Gives Details About Okorocha
Hope Uzodimma, the governor of Imo state has described Senator Rochas Okorocha as his younger brother.
Uzodimma said he is now the elected governor in the state and it is important that Okorocha accords him that respect.
According to the governor, Okorocha is his biggest challenge to achieving the people's expectations of him in governance.
Start Preparing Your Hand Over Note, APGA Tells Uzodimma
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says it is ready to take over the Imo state in the next general elections.
John Iwuala, APGA's state chairman, said Governor Uzodimma should start preparing his handover note.
The APGA leader also said the party is ready to welcome Rochas Okorochas, Emeka Ihedioha and others should they decide to defect.