Former Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has narrated his ordeal after being arrested by the police yesterday February 21, for reopening a property sealed by the Imo state government.
While Imo police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said they invited Okorocha for questioning following his alleged involvement and forceful entry into a property that was confiscated by the Imo state government a few days ago, Okorocha accused Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of ordering his arrest.
In a telephone interview with Channels Television on Sunday February 21, the federal lawmaker said operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the Government House watched as thugs destroyed his vehicles.
Okorocha who also alleged that many people were injured, said a top aide to Governor Uzodinma controlled the thugs and was giving them instructions on what to do. He also accused the aide of pulling out a machete to inflict a cut on him.
“I asked them, what is my offence? They said conspiracy and public disorder. So they said it was the governor that directed them, that made a report to arrest me.
“The police whisked me into the pickup and brought me to the police station, I am here now. As I am here, they have not said anything to me.
“I am still at a very deep shock and confused as to what is happening here. Particularly of note, what shocked me was the SA to the Governor pulled out his shirt, carried the machete himself and was coming to machete me while I was moved out.
“He was calling the boys ‘come, come.’ He was in charge and the police were following him. When they arrested me so to say, the SA to the Governor entered the pickup and came to the police station with their own video.
“They were making jest of me that there is only one governor in the state, there is only one immunity that they are going to deal with me. I can’t believe it.”
By Jide N.