It took the grace of God to avert what would have resulted to a major bloodbath when members of the Imo State Committee on the Recovery of Moveable Assets were attacked at an ambush by armed hoodlums hired by Rochas Okorocha.
The Chairman of the Committee, was seen in a picture that is viral in the social media, being beaten to stupor and thrown into a gutter with his cloths torn.
According to eyewitnesses, the hoodlums who were camped at Okorocha’s Spibat Mansion, on sighting the committee’s vehicles on a visit to recover vehicles belonging to the government and the State’s Coat of Arm, opened fire on them.
The shooting which caused pandemonium in the area, has been condemned by residents who have pointed accusing fingers at the police and the army for providing cover for the gunmen and protecting Okorocha’s family from accounting for their stewardship.
As at the time of filing this report, 7 members of the committee have been declared missing.
The Chairman at a briefing in Owerri said his members have either been kidnapped by the Okorocha’s hoodlums or have been killed and their corpses taken away.