A former governor of Imo State Senator Rochas Okorocha has alleged that an aide of Governor Hope Uzodimma attacked him with thugs.
Okorocha and three of his political associates were on Sunday arrested by the police after he and his supporters together with security forces unsealed Royal Spring Palm Estate, Owerri which the Uzodimma administration closed.
The estate was linked to Okorocha’s wife Nkechi.
In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha’s spokesperson Sam Onwuemeodo accused the governor’s special adviser on special duties, Chinasa Nwanari, of leading thugs who allegedly caused violence.
“More than 1000 thugs, armed to teeth with knives and guns and led by Chinasa Nwaneri, Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties today, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, with the backing of armed policemen from Government House, attacked the former governor of the State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Senator Rochas Okorocha’s Convoy,” the aide said.
“They attacked and damaged all the Vehicles in his Convoy. They also attacked his personal aides.
“Senator Okorocha was with only his personal aides when the thugs unleashed the attack.
“This is the information we can give as of 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 attack, 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.”