Ohanaeze berates physical assault on Okorocha by thugs

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The leadership of Ndigbo led by a factional , Uche Okwukwu has condemned the physical assault on former governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha by ‘agents’ of Imo State governor; Sen. Hope Uzodinma while effecting of the former governor.

personally signed by Okwukwu on Monday and made available journalists, Okwukwu described the Sunday melo-drama as politically motivated called on Igbo elders intervene the matter urgently.

According Okwukwu, developments of this nature will undermine Ndigbo politically.

“On Sunday, 21st February 2021, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha physically attacked and filmed while being “arrested” by agents of Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma. Ndigbo unreservedly condemns this politically motivated attack on the highly distinguished Owelle Okorocha served his people well for eight years as Imo State governor, 2011-2019.

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“Royal Palm Estate remains the private property of Dame Nkechi Rochas Okorocha. Only a court of competent jurisdiction, a panel of enquiry or legislative assembly, can order the confiscation of a citizen’s property. To the best of our knowledge, no court of competent jurisdiction has so ordered.

“Owelle Rochas Okorocha reserves his full right accessing his wife’s property without let or hindrance. Under the law, you cannot break into, or trespass on, your own property. The offending party were state actors went out of way to recruit Owelle Okorocha’s opponents to assault him under the disguise of arresting him.

Ndigbo demands for his (Okorocha’s) unconditional apologies tendered to him. On the alternative, where he is found to have contravened the law, demands he be immediately charged to a court of competent jurisdiction to defend himself.

“We call on Igbo elders to urgently intervene. They should summon Governor Uzodinma and Owelle Okorocha with the hope of speedily reconciling them. We note with regrets developments of this nature will undermine Ndigbo politically,” said Okwukwu.

The Nation