The Imo State Government has been accused of using thugs to attack the daughter of the state’s immediate past governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Uche Nwosu, the husband of the allegedly attacked daughter of the former governor, made the allegation in a statement on Friday through his director, media and publicity, Onwuasoanya Jones.
Nwosu was a former Chief of State under Okorocha’s administration and also the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA). He came second behind Ihedioha during the 2019 governorship election.
Describing how the co-called thugs allegedly hired by Imo State government attacked his wife, Uloma, the former Chief of Staff said, “Yesterday (Thursday), some obviously hired and uncouth thugs invaded the business premises of the wife of His Excellency Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, along Port-Harcout Road, Owerri. These thugs assaulted and harassed the proprietress, customers and staff of the House of Freeda, an entertainment outfit owned by Her Excellency Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, wife of the AA governorship candidate in the last general elections.
“It is important to also inform the public that these thugs did not provide any search warrant, permitting them to search this privately owned investment of more than three years standing.
“They rudely interrupted business activities in the premises and forcefully made away with properties of the outfit worth several millions of Naira. For record purposes, some of the things looted from the House of Freeda are:
“Refrigerators, power generating set, vehicles, wristwatches, fabrics, shirts, frozen chicken parts, television sets, chairs, tables and other properties acquired and registered in the name of the company. Some of these properties have been owned by the House of Freeda for more than three years now, and there are papers to prove this.”
He went further to order that “the Imo State Government should, within, forty-eight hours of this publication return all that it looted from the House of Freeda.
“That the Imo State Government should in not more than twelve hours, after this publication, declare and display before the public, items looted from the House of Freeda, and attach evidences proving that these items were or are properties of the Imo State Government.
“That the Imo State Government should, within 72 hours of this press statement, tender an unreserved apology to Her Excellency Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, all staff of her establishment, customers and His Excellency, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
“That Governor Emeka Ihedioha should reprimand everyone involved in that thug action against the spouse of our governorship candidate.
“That the Imo State Government through its media team, should sponsor advertorials on television, newspapers, radio and the social media, dispelling the erroneous narrative they had sponsored against Her Excellency Mrs. Uloma Nwosu and her establishment.
“That the Imo State governor, His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, must commit by himself to offset hospital bills of all those injured during this invasion.”
The alleged incident is coming as a committee commissioned by Ihedioha to recover looted property in Imo State, has accused Okorocha and family of allegedly stealing 67 cars and N50 billion belonging to the state and vowed to use every means possible to carry out their assignment.
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