By Ikechukwu Iweajunwa
Owerri – Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo says his first son, Mr Ahamefula Okorocha is alive, strong and healthy, contrary to social media reports on Sunday that he died in London.
The Social Media on Sunday went wild with reports that the governor’s son, Ahamefula Brendan Rocha, had died at The Royal London Hospital located at White chapel Road.
However, Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, has dispelled the claims, describing those behind the reports as agents of Satan.
Okorocha said: “The young engineer is doing very well in his profession.
“How could anybody ever wish his fellow human dead?
“This is strange and we all should discourage this kind of insinuation.’’
The governor recalled that he was recently reported to have died when he travelled overseas on a business trip shortly after he had announced plans to relocate the ancient Ekeukwu Owerri market, situated at the heart of the city.
Other markets marked for relocation are the popular Ama Hausa market, the yam traders and all traders along Douglas road in the capital city, Owerri.
The state government had directed traders in the markets to move out of the affected places to their new locations by Sept. 30, 2016.
The relocation issue had been enmeshed in protest by Owerri women and a court case between the Owerri Indigenes and the state government before the market was eventually relocated on Aug. 26, 2017.
According to Okorocha, the false report on the death of his son is coming only two weeks after the relocation of the market.
“God is the giver of life and nobody can determine how God does his things.
“The general public should disregard such report,” he said.