Why We Released Okorocha – Imo Police Command

The Imo State Police Command, early on Monday, said former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, has been released.

Spokesperson for the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, made this known while featuring on a Channels TV breakfast programme.

Ikeokwu said Okorocha was released on Sunday night after he was “invited” for “questioning” over the unsealing of the Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha. Photo credit: Channels TV

The Police spokesperson did not state whether he was released on bail but noted that the investigation was ongoing and the culprits will be charged to court.

“He was released later at night,” the PPRO said, adding, “If anybody is found culpable, definitely, he will be charged to court. If the investigation proves that he (Okorocha) has committed an offence, he will be charged to court.

Earlier, it was reported that the ex-governor stormed the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Sunday morning and ordered the unsealing of the estate.

Government officials had also mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all, as cars were smashed and many persons injured.

Okorocha had alleged that his predecessor, Governor Hope Uzodinma, attacked him with “more than 1,000 thugs” but the state Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, dismissed Okorocha’s claim, adding that the former governor’s arrest was in line with the report of a White Paper, which indicated that the Royal Palm Estate in the state was built with taxpayers’ money and not Okorocha wife’s property.

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