- The Imo state police command has invited Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, Gerald Irona, and Ikenga Ugochinyere
- The trio are influential chieftains of the main opposition - the Peoples Democratic Party in the southeast state
- While Ihedioha is an ex-governor of the state, Irona was his deputy, and Ugochinyere recently got elected into the House of Reps
Owerri - The Imo police command has summoned the immediate past governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha; his deputy, Gerald Irona; and the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere, for alleged murder, kidnapping and arson.
A letter of invitation addressed to the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Charles Ugwu, and signed by the state’s deputy commissioner of police in charge of administration, Ukachi Opara, asked the PDP chairman to produce the trio on Thursday, March 16.
According to the Punch, the letter dated Monday, March 13, was titled 'Re: Case of murder, kidnapping and arson.'
Part of the letter read:
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“The office of State Intelligence Bureau, Imo state police command, state headquarters Owerri, is investigating the above-underlined case involving some prominent members of Peoples Democratic Party, Imo state chapter.
“The commissioner of police, Imo state command, requests you come along with the following persons, Emeka Ihedioha, Ugochinyere Ikenga Imo, Gerald Irona, to interview the commissioner of police, through the officer in charge of State Intelligence Bureau, Owerri date Thursday, March 16, 2023, time 10:00 prompt.”
Court jails ex-Imo commissioner for three years over fraud
Meanwhile, a high court in Owerri, Imo state, has sentenced Laz Okoroafor-Anyanwu, a former transport commissioner, to three years imprisonment for fraud.
The Cable reports that K.A. Lewanya, the presiding judge, found Okoroafor-Anyanwu guilty of diverting N180 million of state funds into a private company account where he is a significant shareholder and sole signatory.
At that time, Okorofar-Anayanwu was commissioner for transport and the interim chairman committee of the Imo state transport company.
Delta PDP guber candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, escapes assassination
In another development, the Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, escaped an assassination attempt on Sunday, March 12.
Oborevwori, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, escaped unhurt, according to his spokesman.
However, one of the security details attached to the Speaker’s convoy was injured during the attack.
Troops foil thugs’ attempt to disrupt elections in Kogi state
Legit.ng had earlier reported that eight political thugs were nabbed by the military in Okene, Kogi state, during the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.
Soldiers arrested the political thugs in an attempt to disrupt the electoral process in the local government area.
The troops recovered three pump action guns, two locally fabricated AK 47 rifles, and other locally made weapons from the thugs.