Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused Chinasa Nwaneri, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties, of leading more than 1,000 armed thugs to attack his convoy on Sunday.
Recall that Imo State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, earlier invited the former governor for questioning following his alleged involvement in the forceful entry into a property that was confiscated by the Imo state government.
The state government had on Friday sealed the Royal spring palm hotel linked to Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi.
In response, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West at the Senate, led his entourage to the property which is situated along Akachi road, Owerri, and unsealed it.
Government officials reportedly mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, the former governor also alleged that his convoy was attacked with the backing of armed policemen from the Government House.
“They attacked and damaged all the Vehicles in his (Okorocha’s) Convoy. They also attacked his personal aides,” Onwuemeodo said.
“Senator Okorocha was with only his personal aides when the thugs unleashed the attack.
“This is the information we can give as at now. We are still watching events as they unfold.
“Okorocha has the strongest political structure in the state and teaming followers in the State. If he had expected the attacked, he would not have moved with his personal aides alone.
“Okorocha has never been a violent man. This planned attack but unprovoked and unwarranted, has opened a new, but ugly chapter in the politics of the State.
“We shall react fully to the situation.”
See more photos of the attack below: