Former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha , has revealed that President Buhari intervened and got him out of police net.
Rochas Okorocha News Mail NG learnt denied claims that he was released from Police detention on Sunday night based on his health condition.
Declan Emelumba the Imo State Commissioner for information and strategy had claimed Okorocha who was arrested on Sunday was released later in the night based on medical grounds.
Emelumba told Punch , “Okorocha was released on Sunday by the police on medical grounds. The man was purging and stooling consistently, the police had to release him on medical grounds to enable him to take care of his health. His release doesn’t mean he will not answer his case.”
Owelle Rochas Okorocha while addressing his supporters on Monday at his Spibat mansion in Owerri revealed that President Buhari got him released.
In his words, “They kept me there (police headquarters) and about 11:30pm they asked me to go. I want to thank the presidency for intervening in the matter. Governor Hope Uzodinma shouldn’t take my peaceful disposition for granted.
“He should remember that he will not be remembered by how many people he fought by how many projects he built.”
Meanwhile a Magistrate Court in Owerri, Imo State on Monday has granted 14 aides of the former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okrocha, N5 million each totaling N70 million.
This was after a mild drama played out inside the court, as one of the 14 suspects, Darlington Ibekwe, slumped.