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Okorocha urges IGP to release arrested political loyalists


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Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has faulted the police for arresting two of his political loyalists, Ojukwu Ukonu, 47, and Ugbor Casmir, 49. He, therefore, urged the acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman Bala, to call for their files, to look into their matter.

In a statement by Okorocha’s Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo, the former governor faulted the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, a Superintendent of Police (SP), for issuing a statement on Friday, alleging that the duo were among the four persons nabbed four days earlier for allegedly attacking the Police headquarters and Nigeria Correctional Service Centre, Owerri, on April 5

Elkana had also named Smith Amadokwa, 45, and Ikechukwu Okomah, 50, among the suspects, alleging that they were arrested on May 27, about 16.30 hours, in a coded operation, recovering one automatic pump action and single barrel guns and 17 live cartridges.

Okorocha insisted that his two loyalists were apprehended about three weeks ago, instead of four days prior to the issuance of the PPRO’s statement.

“We therefore call on the IGP to takeover the case files of Ojukwu Ukonu and Ugbor Casmir, to know whose report or claim or account to believe.”



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