Police attack anti-Okorocha protesters in Owerri

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏
Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏ [Photo Credit: Twitter - @GovernorRochas]

Police on Monday morning attacked protesters on a peaceful protest against the Rochas Okorocha government in Imo State.

The protest, tagged ‘Occupy Owerri’, which is expected to last for one week, was called by Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, against the policies of the Governor Okorocha administration.

Chief among the grouse of the protesters is the erection of statues in Owerri, the state capital, costing millions of naira, when the state is still owing workers salaries and pensions.

They are also opposed to the appointment of the governor’s sister as Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.

The group had written to the police and the State Security Service for security during the rally. While the SSS gave approval for the rally to hold, the police asked that the rally be shifted till after the yuletide period.

But the group refused, arguing that the police have no right to stop it from protesting.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, the coordinator of the group, Aku Obidinma, said police fired tear gas at the protesters, beat them up and also confiscated their placards as they began the peaceful protest.

He said they won’t be deterred by the actions of the police.

Details later…


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Imo state is paying the price for electing a 419er as governor. Apga Anambra is better governed . Imo has become a kleptocratic fiefdom ruled over by a megalomaniac imbecile.

  • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

    Why attack peaceful protesters?

  • eshe_70@yahoo.com

    Who brought the Rochas Okorocha calamity on Imo State? Well election matters. This fraud of a governor was actually elected twice by my good people of Imo state. A governor that paid pensioners with dud cheques that bounced at the banks. The thief and buffoon called Rochas Okorocha

    • Julius

      Are you sure that your people voted for him ? Well, you need to remind otile that because he is blaming Buhari.lolz. Na wa ooo.

  • Darlington

    Imo State citizens should raise up from their slumber. Is Okorocha the owner of Imo State? Why this deaf silence in the face of Okorocha’s shenanigans masquerading as governance? Enough is enough!

  • Otile

    Imam Buhari should take back his younger brother Alhaji Okorocha. The good people of Imo State don’t deserve this creep.

    • Julius

      Yeah, na Buhari fault !!…Imo people voted for Okorocha but na Buhari fault….wonderful !