Senator Rochas Okorocha has claimed that the enigma of “unknown gunmen” in Imo state is beginning to unravel following the recent assault of the Anglican church by masked security officials stationed at the Imo state government house to arrest his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.


On Tuesday night, December 28, Okorocha stated this on Channels Television.

Nwosu’s detention at a church on Sunday, he claims, provided an insight into how the Imo State administration operates with police officers stationed at Government House. The security agents, he claims, made the arrest without the knowledge of the state’s police commissioner.

Mr. Nwosu, who has since been released by the police, ran for governor of Imo in the 2019 election.

Okorocha said;

“What is happening in Imo state is unfortunate. And not just Imo, but the entire nation and humanity. Imo State is becoming a banana republic, where there is complete lawlessness and where people live in fear. There is no day that somebody is not being killed, harassed.

It appears as if the happenings in Imo state have some backing from Abuja. That’s what I could figure out. And there seems to be enmity between the people here and the presumed federal government of Nigeria just because of a communication gap.

Most people have been wondering about the mystery of unknown gunmen. But it appears to me now that unknown gunmen have finally been unraveled with the recent happenings.

Unknown gunmen now is a set of policemen from Government House who, without the consent of the Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police, or the DIGs, but on their own on the instruction of the government of Imo State, led by Hope Uzodinma, and his CSO, Shaba, who give directives to arrest people at will and lock up people at will and sometimes the whereabouts of these people are unknown. They get policemen from the Government House and go to execute unholy acts. And when they run into problems, they quickly say it is the police.”