Former Governor of Imo State and the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday alleges assassination attempt of his son-in-law, Uzor Anwuka, who was shot during a clash between Okorocha's loyalists and government officials.
Recall that Okorocha was last Sunday arrested for unsealing the Royal Palm Estate sealed by the state government under the leadership of Uzodinma.
Anwuka, an American-trained medical doctor, who was shot on the left leg during the clash, has undergone three surgeries.
Okorocha while reacting to the development said, "It is really sad; this is an assassination attempt, but I thank God he is alive. We have concluded arrangements with the hospital to move him out because they are suggesting that he may need some transplant, to cut some part, but we are hoping it will get better."
"It was a horrible experience; the guys were sent to kill because, at a time, the hoodlums masked their faces and (we) could no longer know who is a policeman or a thug. Luckily, I spoke the Hausa language to one of the policemen, who asked me to go and that nobody would touch me."
"No arrest has been made; it was the people with me who were injured with machetes that were arrested, but for now, to save the life of my son-in-law is more important to me than any arrest. There was a beating galore against my people, but I ordered that nobody should shoot."
Source: Naija News