The immediate past governor of Imo state Owelle Rochas Okorocha has deny allegations leveled against him by the Imo state recovery team committee chairman Mr Ndubuaku.
Ndubuaku alleged that the committee members were ambushed by thugs hired by the past governor on their way to Okorocha’s house to recover some government properties allegedly housed there.
Okorocha in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo has deny the allegation stating that the former governor have not been in owerri for days.
According to him, the attack was carry out by youths who were fed up with the constant intimidation of the former governor and his family by the present administration.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to accusations by Chairman of the Imo State Property Recovery Committee, Jasper Ndubuaku, that former Governor Rochas Okorocha recruited thugs to attack him and his team when they wanted to invade his private residence at Sipbat, Owerri.
“But we want to say the former governor has not been in Owerri for days now.
Ndubuaku stormed his private home at Sipbat with more than 700 thugs – not forgetting that he told the public he recruited 6,000 youths to help recover government property when the committee was set up.
“They were about to surge into the Sipbat home when youths sympathetic to the former governor rushed to the place to stop them.
Ndubuaku and his thugs were there without any court order.
And they have failed or refused to publish whatever they think the former governor has in his possession which they think belongs to the government as we had demanded.
They also slapped Okorocha’s daughter, Mrs. Uloma Rochas Nwosu, in one of their altercation.
“Their hostility against the former governor has snowballed since they saw the mammoth crowd that received him on his first visit back since leaving office on May 29.
Governor Ihedioha should pursue peace and ensure peace. Trying to engage his predecessor on all fronts isn’t advisable”.