Imo State government led by the present governor, Emeka Ihedioha has ordered a citizen’s arrest against the former state governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha.
MackenzieSkyBlog understands that the Imo state government of Ihedioha ordered the arrest of Rochas Okorocha over the alleged assault of a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku.
The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence.
The commissioner of Police in the state, Rabiu Ladodo, and SSG confirmed the incident to newsmen at a joint news briefing in Owerri.
They announced that a citizen’s arrest had been declared on Okorocha over the incident, claiming that Okorocha hired thugs to attack the Special Adviser to Gov. Emeka Ihedioha on Security matters, Mr Ndubuaku, who happened to have obtained a court order to search Okorocha’s residensce.
Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, Ndubuaku alleged that he was held hostage, beaten and thrown into a gutter by thugs at Okorocha’s residence.
“We got a court order to recover stolen properties kept in Okorocha’s house and when we got to his house on Thursday, armed thugs attacked us.“There are twenty government vehicles in his house, four Speed Boats, one movable crane and generator sets, which we went to recover before the incident,” he said.
Onyeaguocha added that the state has also placed Okorocha on security watch and urged Imo citizens to arrest him and alert the government whenever they found him in the state.