Why Police arrested me: Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha, lawmaker representing Imo West at the Nigerian Senate, say he was arrested over alleged conspiracy and public disorder.

Mr Okorocha, a former governor of the state was picked up on Sunday for allegedly gaining entrance into one of his family properties seized by the state government headed by his political antagonist, Hope Uzodinma.

Speaking to Channels Television, the ex-governor said Mr Uzodinma was behind his ordeal.

“I asked them, what is my offence? They said conspiracy and public disorder. So they said it was the governor that directed them, that made a report to arrest me,” he said, “The police whisked me into the pickup and brought me to the police station, I am here now. As I am here, they have not said anything to me.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain who said he was confused and shocked at the turn out of events added that before he was arrested and taken away, an unnamed special assistant to the governor stigmatized him.

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“I am still at a very deep shock and confused as to what is happening here. Particularly of note, what shocked me was the SA to the Governor pulled out his shirt, carried the machete himself and was coming to machete me while I was moved out,” Okorocha said.

“He was calling the boys ‘come, come.’ He was in charge and the police were following him. When they arrested me so to say, the SA to the Governor entered the pickup and came to the police station with their own video.

“They were making jest of me that there is only one governor in the state, there is only one immunity that they are going to deal with me. I can’t believe it,” he added.

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