Pictures: Police arrest, detain Okorocha, ex-Imo Gov

Some operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.

Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.

Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government.

Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly forcefully unsealed Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

Sen. Okorocha was arrested on the orders of the Imo state government for allegedly “personally leading the destruction and vandalism of security vehicles and breaking into the property of Imo State government”.

The government has, however, said they had no hand in his arrest and that the police picked him up for taking laws into his hands.

The ex-governor who now represents Imo West at the Senate had gone to the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of National Security and Civil Defence Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.

Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.

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