The former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday lamented that his family has gone through a lot of insult, humiliation and threats to life by the government of Imo State.
Okorocha, who is currently the Senator representing Imo, spoke to Channels TV in an interview while reacting to the arrest of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, by policemen at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Eziama Obieri in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state.
He accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of trying to get him and his family into a wicked act of hatred: “I’m yet to see what kind of offence that could warrant desecration of the church, and sporadic shooting,” he added. He lamented that;”This family has gone through a lot of insult, humiliation and threats to life by the government of Imo State. But, I’m yet to understand what might have informed the kind of misinformation that must have led IG to give such directives. Because, the IG I know wouldn’t direct policemen to go to church, shoot and arrest innocent citizens,” he said.
He added: “Hope Uzodinma has been in the business of trying to get my family and I into the wicked act of hatred. And I’ve called the people concerned on the matter and I hate to make this public but I’m tempted to say it, that I don’t want the police to get involved.
He however pleaded, “I want to request for the first and last time that security agencies, Presidency look into what is happening in Imo State vis-a-vis Imo State government and members of my family.
“I don’t want APC led by President (Muhammadu) Buhari to get involved in a matter like this, that will tarnish the image of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
He further warned the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to get involved in the alleged hatred his successor, Governor Hope Uzodinma has for him and his family.
Okorocha also called on the IGP to investigate the actions allegedly being carried out by the governor against his family.