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A former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested by the security operatives of the Imo State police command on Sunday after unsealing Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi.

Ijeoma Igboanusi, deputy chief of staff (Domestics) and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu, the Commissioner for Transportation during Okorocha’s tenure were also arrested.

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The ex-governor who now represents Imo West at the Senate had gone to the estate with his supporters, policemen, soldiers and personnel of National Security and Civil Defence Corps and ordered the unsealing of the estate.

Government officials had mobilised to the estate, leading to a free-for-all as many were reportedly injured while some cars were damaged.

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A police source who confided in our correspondent said that the former governor had been arrested.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who confirmed Okorocha’s arrest said he will be arraigned tomorrow (Monday).

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