Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West Senatorial district, in Nigeria’s Senate is facing prosecution for daring Governor Hope Uzodinma administration.
Okorocha, who is the immediate past Imo State governor, was arrested by the police Sunday evening, February 21.
His alleged offence was unsealing a hotel owned by his wife, Nkechi seized by the state government.
The state government had last Friday, February 19, recovered the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi road.
The seizure, according to the team led by Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, 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.
The Senator is currently being detained at the state police headquarters. Police sources say he would be charged to court Monday, February 22.
Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, he broke the keys used to seal the hotel which belongs to his wife, Nkechi.
A mild drama took place at the Imo state police command Sunday evening when an aide to the incumbent governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, tackled the former Governor of the state, Senator Okorocha.
Okorocha queried the aide if he was no longer his friend, but the aide was seen to have patted the shoulder of the embattled Senator.
Meanwhile, the Imo state police command has confirmed that it moved former governor of Imo state to its custody to explain why he led violent breaking into the government sealed Royal palm spring estate along Akachi road in Owerri.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri.
He said that the police moved to Akachi road when they received a distress call that the Royal Palm spring Estate sealed by the government had been violently opened by men led Okorocha.
Orlando briefly said: “The command received a distress call regarding what we termed to be an unrest at Royal Spring palm estate, and the operatives moved to the place we discovered Okorocha led some persons to the place hitherto sealed by the Imo government.
“The command calmed the situation and invited Okorocha, to come and explain why he led the violent breaking into the estate that led to damages.”
Investigation reveals that those arrested alongside Okorocha, included some of his former political appointees, Steve Asunobi, lasbery Anyanwu and Ijeoma Igboanusi.