Immediate past Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, was on Sunday arrested by the police after he allegedly forced open the Royal Palm Estate that had been sealed on the orders of the State Government.
Accompanied by his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, the former Governor broke the keys to recover the housing estate said to belong to his wife, Nkechi.
Infuriated by the ex-Governor’s action, loyalists to the State Government confronted Okorocha in a skirmish that left one person injured, and some government property damaged.
The government had taken possession of the property following a decision of an administrative inquiry that the Okorocha acquired the property illegally.
Imo State Government therefore, last Friday recovered the Royal Palm Estate along Akachi Road in the State capital, Owerri.
The seizure, according to the team led by Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, was in compliance with directive of the Imo State gazette on the report of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on recovery of lands and other related matters.