Friday 30 August 2019

Tension as suspected Okorocha thugs attack Govt Properties Recovery C’ttee

Imo: Tension as suspected Okorocha thugs attack Govt Properties Recovery C’ttee 

What would have been a routine task of recovering stolen government movable properties nearly ended in a fatality on Thursday evening as the members of the Imo State Committee on Recovery of Movable Government Assets were attacked by heavily armed thugs suspected to have been hired by former Governor Rochas Okorocha.

The committee had gone to the former governor’s house to recover 20 security and protocol vehicles, four-speed boats donated to the state by the NDDC, the only serviceable crane owned by the state used to install and repair street lights, over 100 street lights poles amongst other things.

Unfortunately for the committee, they walked into a well-laid ambush.
The mayhem that ensued saw the thugs stripping the head of the recovery team and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Jasper Ndubuaku naked and pushed into the gutters where he was mercilessly flogged by armed thugs, stationed inside the premises, while some passers-by received the beating of their lives.

A trending video captured the moment he was being flogged by the arm-bearing thugs inside the gutter.
It was learned that members of the committee had gone to the Spibat home of Senator Rochas Okorocha in Owerri, to recover some of the government properties still kept at the former governor’s premises.
On getting to the place, it was learned that members of the committee met with security operatives made up of the military and police guarding the house, who requested to know why they had come.

An eyewitness informed our correspondent that Jasper Ndubuaku, head of the committee, brandished a warrant from the court and equally gave the security men the list of things they were coming to collect.
Trouble, however, started when the security men told Ndubuaku to go across the road and wait for them to confirm whether or not the properties were still inside the compound.

As Ndubuaku and his committee members waited across the road, more than 50 youths, mostly armed, stormed out of Okorocha’s house and attacked the committee members, most of who fled for their dear lives, leaving their chairman behind.
The rampaging thugs subsequently pounced on Ndubuaku who fell into the gutter.
Speaking with journalists after the incident, Ndubuaku said he and his committee members had gone to the former governor’s premises with a court order to retrieve the items that were still kept in his house.

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