The Imo State police command on Sunday arrested a former governor of the state and senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha was arrested after unsealing Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road linked to his wife, Nkechi and sealed by the state government on Friday.
According to the state Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu who led the team that sealed the property, the seizure was in compliance with the directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on the recovery of Lands and other related matters.
However, on Sunday Okorocha dared Governor Hope Uzodimma’s directive and broke the locks to recover the estate.
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The ex-governor had gone to the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of National Security and Civil Defence Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.
Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.
Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.
Igboanusi was the deputy Chief of Staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government.
A spokesperson for the State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest of Okorocha.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who also confirmed Okorocha’s arrest said he will be arraigned on Monday