By Joseph Ekoja U.
The Imo state Police Command has been inundated with comments on various social media platforms as well as other media regarding the arrest and arraignment of a member of the Imo state House of Assembly, Hon. Cyriacus Okoro as such giving it different interpretations and meanings as it suits the writers/posters.
For the purpose of clarity, the Command received a report from the Principal Chief Security Officer to the Governor, DSP Adamu Shaba that after the impeachment of the former speaker, Hon. Chiji Collins and the subsequent election of the new speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem, the house members moved to the Government House to present the new speaker to the Governor. He further stated that one of the house members, Hon Cyriacus Okoro ‘m’ appeared in company of four (4) of his aides, armed with a dagger hitherto conceal in a walking stick and stones, and assaulted the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Amarachi Iwuanyanwu. In the process he injured one Fahad Bature ‘m’, an operative of the Department of State Security (DSS) and one Uzoigwe Emmanuel a driver attached to government house.
Pursuant to the report, the Commissioner of Police CP Isaac O. Akinmoyede ordered investigation into the matter at the conclusion of which the suspects were arraigned in court.
The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, empowers the Nigeria Police to arrest and investigate anyone found formenting trouble anywhere within Nigeria, or arrest and investigate any allegations against any person(s) such as the case in question. The Command shall continue to ensure that justice is done to anyone seeking for it.
Members of the public are therefore advised to disregard all the falsehood being spread across social media platforms as well as other media. The Commands loyalty to “ndi Imo” and the Nigeria nation remains absolute please.
SP IKEOKWU GODSON ORLANDO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE