Imo Police Arrests Uzodinma’s Aide, Four Others Over Alleged Fraud


The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Mr. Chinasa Nwaneri, a former Special Adviser to Governor Hope Uzodinma on Special Duties, the State chairman of Imo State Amalgamated Traders Association( ISAMATA), Mr Emmanuel Ezeanochie and three others

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, Henry Okoye, the suspects were arrested over allegations ranging from malicious damage, obtaining money under false pretense, fraudulent activities, and illegal use of government power/authority to harass, intimidate and fraustrate residents of the state.

He said: “The former governor aid, Chinasa Nwaneri, ISAMATA president and three others were arrested over an allegation of malicious damage, fraudulent activities, obtaining money under false pretence and illegal use of governmentovernment power/authority to harass, intimidate and frustrate the citizens of Imo State.

“Investigation is ongoing further development will be communicated in due course.”

The governor had through the Commissioner for Information,Public Orientation, and Strategy, Declan Emelumba had earlier declared ISAMATA chairman wanted over illegally appropriating land and market stalls for personal us.

He said: “The Governor of Imo State, has ordered the arrest and detention of Mr Emmanuel Ezeanochie, the State chairman of Imo State Amalgamated Traders Association( ISAMATA).

“The order followed allegations that Mr Ezeanochie fraudulently used the name of the government to illegally appropriate land and market stalls for his personal use.

“In like manner, His Excellency has approved the immediate dissolution of the state executive Committee of ISAMTA.

“He further directs the relevant security agencies to expedite investigations into the allegations against the former chairman of ISAMATA, Mr Ezeanochie, and prosecute him if indicted.”