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Police re-arrest Akomas, former Abia dep gov

*Vow not to release him
By Anayo Okoli

Umuahia — EMBATTLED former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Comrade Chris Akomas, who was interrogated by the Police in Umuahia Tuesday, detained and released late in the evening, was again invited yesterday, but this time, the police said he would not go home.

Akomas, who just declared his interest to run for the 2011 governorship of Abia State on the ticket of Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, was invited by the police on allegation of having links with kidnappers and other criminals.

Specifically, according to his campaign coordinator, Chief Emeka Okafor, the police accused him of instigating the hoodlums who allegedly disrupted a political meeting held at the house of Chief Anthony Ukasonya, director of campaign for Governor Theodore Orji, last weekend.

Okafor said it was also alleged that the hoodlums, said to be of Ngwa origin as Akomas, claimed that they were annoyed that their politicians used them in election and dumped them.

But he said that the police did not say that they named Akomas, saying that even if the hoodlums were Ngwa people who made the said claim, Akomas was not the only Ngwa politician aspiring to run for next year’s gubernatorial election.

Okafor wondered why the attention of the police was centred on Akomas, stressing that his ordeal was the result of his declaration to run for the state’s governorship seat.


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