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Dep gov ‘ve no hand in my arrest — Aide

By Anayo Okoli

Umuahia—THE Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, has said  that the Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Chris Akomas had no hand in his recent interrogation by policemen from the office of the Inspector General of Police, Abuja.

According to him, “the team came in connection with a petition written by the Chief Security Officer of the Deputy Governor to the effect that myself  and some people were planning to kill the Deputy Governor.”

Ogbonnaya at a media briefing at Government House, Umuahia, weekend, exonerated the Deputy Governor from his travails but admitted that he was questioned by a team of policemen from the IG’s office, Abuja,  but that he was taken on bail by an aide of the Governor. He said he had since visited Abuja in connection with the matter.

“I want to correct the impression that I was detained by the Deputy Governor. The true story is that I was actually detained at the state CID by a team from the office of the Inspector General of Police. The Chief Security Officer to the Deputy Governor alleged that I and others were planning to kill the Deputy Governor.

I was questioned for five hours and released on bail. The Deputy Governor was not the person who made the report. It was the report made by the security aide that implicated me,” he said.


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