Imo State Police Command has taken former Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha into custody for questioning over alleged forceful breaking into Royal Spring plam/hotel and apartments sealed by the state government last Friday
Confirming the incident at the police headquarters Owerri, the command Public Relations Officer Olando Ikoku told journalists that the police will arraign the former governor if found guilty of the allegations
According to him, the command will carry out a discreet investigation over the matter noting that nobody is above the law no matter how highly placed
As at the time of filing this report the former governor is being quizzed by the police authority.
Earlier a detachment of police officers from the Imo State Police Command had reportedly rescued Senator Okorocha from some armed men after receiving distress calls from members of the public after suspected assassins invaded the premises of the contentious Royal Palm Estate owned by the former governor’s wife.
The former governor was said to have gone there with some of his close political associates to dissuade his supporters who had volunteered to protect the premises from forceful takeover by the government, from taking laws into their hands.
A close aide to the former governor dismissed an allegation that the former governor took laws into his hands by breaking the seal order placed by government officials detailed by the State governor, explained that the former governor was rather there to prevent breakdown of law and order and could not have taken laws into his hands.
Meanwhile, the former governor is still being quizzed by the police authority as at the time of filing the report.