SOME operatives of the Imo State Police Command, Owerri, have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha.
Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu.
While Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics), Okafor-Anyanwu was the commissioner for Transportation when Okorocha, who is the current lawmaker representing Imo West (Orlu Senatorial Zone), held sway as the state governor.
This was as the former governor claimed that the incumbent Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, attacked him (Okorocha) with 1,000 thugs.
Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after unsealing the Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.
The ex-governor had stormed the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Sunday morning and ordered the unsealing of the estate.
Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all, as cars were smashed and many persons injured.
A police source, who confided in our correspondent, said that the former governor had been arrested.
The source said, “Rochas Okorocha has been arrested. He is here with us at the state CID. Two of his political associates are also with us. We will record him any moment from now. They are currently meeting with the CP.”