BREAKING; Former Deputy Governor arrested by Police operatives
Former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona, has reportedly been arrested by policemen in the state.
His media consultant, Destiny Ugorji, who disclosed this in a recent statement, said the former Deputy Governor was arrested today in a manner suspected to have been orchestrated by the state government.
Ugorji described the arrest of his principal as part of the state government’s strategy to weaken and stifle opposing voices in the state.
He said Irona’s arrest “came on the heels of a scheduled House of Assembly and gubernatorial election, fixed to hold nationwide on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
He stressed that: “As of the time of this statement, Wednesday afternoon, the former Deputy Governor had written his Statement at the Police, a bail bond issued, signed, and all the bail conditions fulfilled.
“There is however a twist, following pressure from the Imo State Government House, allegedly ordering the State Police command to detain the former Deputy Governor until after Saturday’s election.
“Let it be clear to Nigerians and the entire world that Wednesday’s arrest of former Deputy Governor, Engr. Gerald Irona is politically-motivated and Governor Hope Uzodimma is clearly behind it.
”Senator Hope Uzodimma must realise that power is transient, and nobody occupies the seat of power forever,” he added.
But in a swift reaction, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba denied the government’s involvement in the arrest of the former Deputy Governor.
He said: “Ask the police why he is been arrested, I don’t know anything about his arrest.”
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