Uzodimma’s brother ‘attacks’ journalist in Imo

Hope Uzodimma

Imo-based journalist Precious Nwadike has alleged that he was attacked by a brother to the state governor Hope Uzodimma.

Mr Nwadike, the editor of an Owerri-based newspaper, Community Watchdog, claimed Uche Uzodimma assaulted him on Port Harcourt Road in Owerri.

Uche is alleged to be one of the contractors handling road projects in the state.

The journalist told PUNCH that the governor’s brother slapped him when he unintentionally drove past the site of his road renovation work.

He further said he was assaulted by security operatives who were with Uche.

“Uche Uzodimma and his goons really meant to kill me. The brutality unleashed on me yesterday (Tuesday) runs deeper than meets the eyes. Nobody will want to beat somebody to death, because he breached his workspace. There was no road sign to indicate that it was a fresh work,” he said.

“By the time I was taken to hospital, other vehicles were using the same road without any disturbance. I just have to keep a low profile; no one knows what they may do next.”