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Okorocha not handcuffed during arrest as Police confirms he may face arraignment (Video)

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The Imo State Police Command has confirmed that former Governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha was not handcuffed during his arrest, as circulated in a few reports.

Equally important, 1st News has obtained video footage of the incident which debunked the allegations that he was handcuffed.

Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer in the state command, Mr Orlando Ikeokwu; who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, has disclosed that the former governor may be arraigned.

Okorocha had been arrested for allegedly leading thugs to break into his Royal Spring Palm Apartment sealed by the state government. Those arrested alongside Okorocha include his former Commissioner for Transport, Lasbery Okoroafoanyanwu; his former Chief of Staff, Domestics Affairs, Ijeoma Igboanusu; as well as Steve Asimobi, his current aide at the National Assembly.

Below is a footage of Okorocha’s arrival at the State’s Police Command headquarters.

The Imo Government had, on Friday, sealed the Royal Spring Palm Apartment located along Aba road; an estate allegedly built by Okorocha’s wife. Consequently, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West at the senate, allegedly led his supporters and security personnel to the estate; ordering the unsealing of the premises.

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Government officials also mobilised to the estate, leading to a confrontation, while cars were damaged and many wounded.

Asked if he will be arraigned, the PPRO said nobody was above the law; adding that if he was found culpable he would be arraigned.

However, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Declan Emelumba, said Okorocha would be arraigned on Monday.

But in a swift reaction, Okorocha’s Media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo alleged that Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Special Adviser on Special Duties; Chinasa Nwaneri attacked Okorocha with thugs.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, Onwuemeodo alleged that the thugs came fully armed and with the support of security men from government house also attacked Okorocha’s convoy. Further, Onwumemeodo disclosed that Okorocha’s father-in-law, Dr. Uzo Anwuka was shot in the foot by the armed thugs; adding that the attack on Okorocha had set a dangerous precedent in Imo State.

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