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Ihedioha, Ex-deputy, CUPP Spokesperson Invited By Police Over Alleged Murder


Imo State PDP Spokesperson, Legal Adviser Confirm Authenticity Of Invitation Of Former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Irona And CUPP Spokesperson Ikenga By Police Over Alleged Murder, Kidnapping And Arson. 

The Imo State Police Command has summoned the immediate past Governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha; his deputy, Gerald Irona, and spokesperson for Coalition of United Political Parties and House of Reps-elect, Ikenga Ugochinyere, for alleged murder, kidnapping and arson cases.

A letter of invitation addressed to the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Charles Ugwu, and signed by the state’s Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Ukachi Opara, asked the PDP chairman to produce the trio on Thursday at the State Criminal Bureau of the police command.

The letter, dated March 13, 2023, was titled, “Re: Case of murder, kidnapping and arson, a report by Punch reveals. 

It read, “The office of State Intelligence Bureau, Imo State Police Command, state Headquarters Owerri, is investigating the above-underlined case involving some prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State chapter.

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command requests you come along with the following persons, Emeka Ihedioha, Ugochinyere Ikenga Imo, Gerald Irona, to interview the commissioner of police, through the officer in charge of State Intelligence Bureau, Owerri, date: Thursday, March 16, 2023, Time 10:00 prompt.”

When contacted, the spokesperson for the PDP in the state, Collins Opuruozor, confirmed the authenticity of the police invitation.

According to Kissinger Ikeokwu, the Imo state PDP legal adviser, the State Working Committee of the party had received the police invitation asking the party chairman to produce (Emeka) Ihedioha, Gerald (Irona) and Imo at the SIB unit of the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday.

Ihedioha’s spokesperson, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said that he had only seen the invitation letter on social media but asked our correspondent to give him some time to confirm the authenticity of the invitation.

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