Police arrest 4 suspects for criminal conspiracy in Imo — APC ward congress

Grant Boone
May 14, 2018

On Friday, suspected thugs put fire on the building, located on Okigwe road in Owerri, the state capital.

"In their possession were the above listed exhibits of ward and local government electoral materials of six local governments in Imo State, namely; (i) Ikeduru (ii) Ahiazu Mbaise (iii) Ngor-Okpala (iv) Owerri West (v) Owerri Municipal (vi) Mbaitoli".

The Police have however been on the trail of those who disrupted earlier proceeding and a statement from the force says that operation has now yielded results.

"All the suspects admitted and confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime".

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed tomorrow's (Saturday 12th May, 2018) Local Government Areas Congress in Imo State pending receipt of the Appeal Committee's report on the Ward Congress conducted in the State.

"Investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest Njoku and other suspects still at large", he said.

He later met other political heavyweights from the state led the deputy governor, Eze Madumere, which included Ifeanyi Ararume, Osita Izunaso, Benjamin Umajumogu, Theodore Ekechi, among others.

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In Ifedore, the lawmaker representing Ifedore/ Idanre federal constituency, Bamidele Baderinwa, said the local government congress was held at the APC secretariat in the local government.

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC is back in his control.

He however called for a new date for the ward congress to be held, insisting that irregularities marred the last Saturday's ward congress in Imo.

"But here you are, this is Imo State, here we have the deputy governor of the state, the only elected senator of the south east under APC, former speaker house of assembly, Imo state, another former speaker house of assembly".

According to a statement signed by the Governor's Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha accused some opposition members of the party of plans to destroy the party.

The APC state publicity secretary, Nwabueze Oguchienti, said that the protesting youths should stop stampeding the party.

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