Police summon Ihedioha, Irona, Ugochinyere over murder allegation
The Imo State Police Command has summoned the immediate past Governor of the State, Emeka Ihedioha; his deputy, Gerald Irona, and the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties, Ikenga Ugochinyere, for alleged murder, kidnapping and arson cases.
A letter of invitation addressed to the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Charles Ugwu, and signed by the state’s Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Ukachi Opara, asked the PDP chairman to produce the trio on Thursday at the State Criminal Bureau of the police command.
The letter dated March 13, 2023, which was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri on Wednesday, was titled “Re: Case of murder, kidnapping and arson.
It read, “The office of State Intelligence Bureau, Imo State Police Command, state Headquarters Owerri, is investigating the above-underlined case involving some prominent members of Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State chapter.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command requests you come along with the following persons, Emeka Ihedioha, Ugochinyere Ikenga Imo, Gerald Irona, to interview the commissioner of police, through the officer in charge of State Intelligence Bureau, Owerri date Thursday, March 16, 2023, time 10:00 prompt.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the PDP in the state, Collins Opuruozor, confirmed the authenticity of the police invitation.
Also, the Legal Adviser of the PDP in the state, Kissinger Ikeokwu, told our correspondent that the State Working Committee of the party had received the police invitation asking the state party chairman to produce Ihedioha, Gerald and Imo at the SIB unit of the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday.
But Ihedioha’s spokesperson, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said that he had seen the invitation letter on social media but asked our correspondent to give him some time to confirm the authenticity of the invitation.