Senator Rochas Okorocha was on Sunday arrested by the police for allegedly leading armed thugs to break into his wife’s property seized by the Imo State Government.
According to reports the state government seized Royal Palm Estate, situated along Akachi Road in Owerri, the state capital.
He reportedly tried to gain access into the facility and was declined by security operatives guarding the facility. Which lead to ordering his men to make way for him to enter the place and they forced the gates open. The gates were flung open after the armed men destroyed vehicles and injured the security guards at the place.
Shortly after, two aides of Governor Hope Uzodinma identified as Chinasa Nwaneri and Eric Uwakwe arrived the place with policemen who arrested the senator after overpowering his men on ground.
Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi, a deputy chief of staff when Okorocha was governor, and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.who was a Commissioner in Okorocha’s government.
Two persons were said to have been killed while many others sustained injuries in the incident.
The Senator and those arrested along with him are currently being detained at the State’s Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Owerri.