Many persons have been injured and several cars have been destroyed following a clash between supporters of former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, and supporters of the incumbent governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, at the Royal Spring Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments in Akachi, Owerri on Sunday February 21.
Last Friday, the state Commissioner for Lands, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, led some members of the state task force to confiscate the property said to belong to Nkechi, Okorocha’s wife’s.
This evening, the former governor led some of his staunch supporters to forcefully repossess the hotel. This was resisted by the supporters of the incumbent governor. A fight broke out leading to some of them sustaining varying degrees of injury. Vehicles were also destroyed during the clash.
Okorocha has since been arrested for breach of public peace.