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General News of Thursday, 9 March 2023


Imo Govt denies involvement in the arrest of ex-deputy governor

Governor Hope Uzodimma Governor Hope Uzodimma

The Imo State government has denied her involvement in the arrest of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Gerald Irona.

Irona was on Wednesday arrested in Owerri by the operatives of the state police command.

The ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson and the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in separate statements accused the government of Governor Hope Uzodimma of masterminding the arrest.

In a statement issued Wednesday in Owerri, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communication Collins Ughalaa said that the governor of the state, Hope Uzodimma, doesn’t interfere with the affairs of the police.

He described the allegation as “baseless and unfounded”.

”It is unfortunate that the ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson could make such an unfounded claim. The governor does not interfere with the affairs of the police. He respects the rule of law. The governor nor the Imo State government have no hands in the arrest of the ex deputy governor,” he said.