Imo State Government says some suspects have named Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha and former governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu as sponsors of bandits and kidnappers.
A statement on Tuesday by Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, said the duo were funding violence, also accused them of fuelling kidnapping, banditry, arson and cannibalism in the State.
Nwachuku said they had been promoting news of the alleged arrest of the security officers attached to Uzodimma.
He noted that the aim was to stop the governor’s vow to expose the identities of those behind insecurity and other forms of criminality in Imo.
Nwachuku maintained that no security officer in the Governor’s security team was either arrested or is currently unaccounted for, alleging that Okorocha and Nwosu have been specifically mentioned by suspects who are in the custody of security agents, as being sponsors of kidnapping and banditry in Imo State, using their relationship with former ex-militants to perpetrate the crimes.