The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, is demanding an apology from his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, over an alleged assault on his daughter.
In a statement signed and issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha asked Ihedioha to tender “unreserved apology” to his family, especially his daughter, for the assault allegedly meted to her by members of the committee on recovery of looted property in the state.
According to him, the Chairman of the committee, Mr. Jasper Ndubuaku, slapped his daughter, Mrs. Uloma Rochas Nwosu, at the ALL-IN Furniture Store owned by her mother when she sought to know why members of the committee “invaded” the store.
Okorocha said he was miffed that Ihedioha had not denied knowledge of the incident which took place on Friday, July 26th.
“It has, therefore, become necessary to ask the governor and his government to apologise to Mrs. Uloma Rochas Nwosu, the family and the former governor.
“It is even more disturbing that instead of doing the needful, the government dished out a very heartless falsehood, that a mob wanted to lynch Mrs. Nwosu and their media collaborators who they had assembled the previous week and struck an ungodly deal with them, went to town with such unfounded story,” he said.
“In the history of Imo State, since its creation, Rochas Okorocha is the only person who had governed the state and after leaving office, the children stayed behind in Owerri to run their businesses without police escort, and also move freely,” the statement added.
Okorocha also alleged that, “The Ndubuaku-led committee has no template, and that is why they storm private houses, offices and shops under the guise that they have come to recover government’s property.
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.
INVESTIGATION: How roadside foods endanger consumers’ life with trans fat in northern Nigeria
With an estimated 854,000 deaths in Nigeria, and 3,229 attributed to trans fatty acids (TFA) -related cardiovascular deaths, ADESOLA IKULAJOLU visited Nigeria’s...
INVESTIGATION: Untold story of Ondo oil producing communities battling poor health system
Access to quality healthcare is one of the nightmares of communities in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State. Despite...
FEATURE: Ogun residents, waste collectors trade blames, as refuse litter environment
TIJANI ABDULKABEER, a journalist from the University of Ibadan, during a recent trip to Sango Otta, Ogun State took a look...
INVESTIGATION: How online fraudsters siphon victims’ funds through ‘SportyBet’ platform
As Nigeria transits into a cashless society, the evolution also creates opportunities for internet scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...