Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has fingered two aides of his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma, as the brain behind his attack on Sunday in Owerri.
Addressing his supporters at his Spibat mansion on Monday, Okorocha accused Chinasa Nwaneri, the governor’s Special Adviser on Special Duties and the Senior Special Assistant on Youth Affairs, Eric Uwakwe, of leading thugs to attack him at the Royal Spring Estate.
The lawmaker representing Imo West at the Senate urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to immediately arrest the governor’s aides.
Okorocha alleged that the governor’s aides shot his loyalists and destroyed all his cars on the premises of the estate.
He said: “I immediately call on the Inspector-General of Police to immediately arrest Chinasa Nwaneri and Eric Uwakwe. They are the aides of Governor Hope Uzodinma. They shot my aides and destroyed all my cars. If the police can’t arrest Chinasa Nwaneri who the bad record is known for, they have no right to arrest any citizen of this country. As a senator, I am going to put a formal petition to that effect.
“Hope Uzodinma wants to rule Imo State by intimidation. He is busy demolishing all my projects without building anyone. Uzodinma has taken a personal attack on me and my family. Uzodinma has reported to the EFCC and ICPC and there are probe against me yet he is bent on fighting me.
“Uzodinma used the police against me yesterday (Sunday). I therefore call on the IGP to probe the actions of Government house, Owerri policemen. Their actions were questionable. Chinasa Nwaneri shot my aide and my son-in-law, Uzor Anwuka.
“Everybody knows that I was not poor before I became governor. Talking about the estate, I was the one who begged my wife to come back home and invest in our state so that our people will have employment.
“More than 200 gunshots were shot at my aides yesterday. Uzodinma must be called to question. The governor was using his position to aid thuggery.”