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“I Was Attacked By Thugs, They Cut My ‘Boys’ With Machetes” – Okorocha Speaks After His Arrest

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Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has opened up about his encounter with the Hope Uzodinma-led government after arrested for unsealing the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments seized by the state government.

"I Was Attacked By Thugs, They Cut My 'Boys' With Machetes" - Okorocha Speaks After His Arrest 3

KanyiDaily had reported that on Friday, Imo State Government had sealed the property which belonged to Okorocha’s wife, Nneoma Nkechi, situated along Akachi road, Owerri.

On Sunday, Okorocha stormed the hotel with his entourage, demanding to be allowed in, but the security personnel on the ground refused to open the gate.

As the scene unfolded, Okorocha’s supporters clashed with those of Hopp Uzodinma, whom he has been at loggerheads with for some time.

Shortly after he forcefully gained access into the property, masked police operatives arrived and arrested Okorocha along with some of his former political appointees.

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Speaking during a recorded audio interview played on Channels TV, the senator said he “can’t even imagine” what happened to him during the encounter.

He alleged that police officers watched on as thugs cut his “boys” with machetes during the clash at Royal Spring Palm Estate.

“I came back from an occasion and proceeded to Royal Palm Hotel to enquire what actually happened. On getting there, I saw a lot of thugs. They started molesting, cutting my boys, shooting. But the police were there too, and they did nothing and said nothing.

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“They were macheting… my orderlies rushed me to a room and locked me up. Those boys had teargas, police also were throwing teargas. As they were advancing, the police were backing them up; and they were coming and were shooting.

“I enquired and they said it is the government house police. And I asked, is this with the directive of the IG or the CP? Can the governor actually use government house police to do what he is doing?

“They kept me in a room for some time and all my boys got injured. Right now, my in-law was shot and his legs have been scattered,” he said.

KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Hope Uzodinma had revealed why he fell out with Rochas Okorocha shortly after he assumed office last year January.

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