A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described the unknown gunmen terrorising the state as a set of policemen from the state’s government house.
Okorocha, who currently serves as Imo West senator, spoke on Tuesday on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’. He was commenting on the recent arrest of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who was picked up inside a church by policemen, who shot sporadically into the air before whisking him away.
According to Okorocha, it appears the mystery of unknown gunmen has finally been unraveled with the arrest of Nwosu, a candidate in the Imo governorship election in 2019.
Nwosu has since been released but the reason for his arrest inside a church has not been made public by the police.
But the son-in-law to Okorocha told newsmen after his release that his treatment by police was politically motivated.
Speaking on the matter Okorocha said, “What is happening in Imo state is unfortunate. And not just Imo, but the entire nation and humanity. Imo State is becoming a banana republic, where there is complete lawlessness and where people live in fear. There is no day that somebody is not being killed, harassed.
“It appears as if the happenings in Imo State have some backing from Abuja. That’s what I could figure out. And there seems to be enmity between the people here and the presumed federal government of Nigeria just because of a communication gap.
“Most people have been wondering about the mystery of unknown gunmen. But it appears to me now that unknown gunmen have finally been unraveled with the recent happenings.
“Unknown gunmen now is a set of policemen from Government House who, without the consent of the Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police, or the DIGs, but on their own on the instruction of the government of Imo State, led by Hope Uzodinma, and his CSO, Shaba, who give directives to arrest people at will and lock up people at will and sometimes the whereabouts of these people are unknown. They get policemen from the Government House and go to execute unholy acts. And when they run into problems, they quickly say it is the police.”