Connect with us


Gov Ihedioha sues Sen Okorocha for ‘fomenting trouble’ in Imo



IMO: Traditional rulers back Ihedioha's probe of ex-Gov. Okorocha

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has accused Senator Rochas Okorocha of fomenting trouble in the state and dragged him to court.

The governor said his predecessor “has consistently been in the deplorable habit of fomenting trouble and inciting” his supporters to disobey the government of the day.

Ihedioha, in a suit with reference no: OW/MISC.79/2019, filed at the Owerri district of the Magistrate Court, alleged that Okorocha “has been in the habit of making seditious and inciting statements against the government even on air using your Radio station (Reach FM0, which is widely listened to in Owerri and beyond.”

The suit has the Attorney General as the complainant and Okorocha as the defendant.

The governor further said in the suit that Okorocha, instead of representing his constituents who purportedly elected him into the senate in Abuja, “spend your time in Owerri, Imo state, cavorting with your retinue of well-armed thugs and urchins referred to as ‘Ohaji boys’

“That on or about the 28th of August, a Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, who also doubles as the Chairman of the Task Force on Recovery of Government Property in the person of Jasper Ndubuaku, who came to serve court processes at your Spibat residence was viciously attacked and beaten to an inch of his life by the thugs and armed men on your order.”

The court, in the summons, asked Okorocha to appear on 8th of October to answer to the charges.

READ ALSO: ASO ROCK WATCH: When Nigerians blamed Buhari for ‘double wahala’

But in his reaction to the summons, Okorocha said the action was embarrassing and one among other actions Ihedioha has taken to step on his toes.

According to Okorocha, the summons coming less than 48 hours after his successor denied ordering for his arrest was a confirmation of plots to clamp down on him, his family and business interests by the current government.


Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now