A strong political associate to former governor of Imo State, and Senator representing Orlu zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha, from Nkwerre in Imo State, Mr. Darlington Ibekwe has accused a commissioner appointed by Hope Uzodinma, of inflicting injuries on his person, during the attack on Senator Rochas Okorocha, at the hands of political thugs led by Uzodinma’s Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Mr Chinasa Nwaneri, supposedly at the orders of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Ibekwe, was at the Owerri Magistrate court yesterday 18th of March, 2021, to respond to charges brought against him and 14 others, by the state government, which includes trespassing on the property sealed by the State government.
Ibekwe had in the company of Senator Rochas Okorocha, stormed the Royal Spring Palm Hotels, belonging to Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, which was sealed by the state government, at the orders of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The COC Akaolisa led state prosecution, however were a no-show at the hearing, and the matter was adjourned.
Reating on his Facebook page, Ibekwe who was spotted in court walking with the aid of clutches and had bandages on his body, stated that he would address the issue of the attack on his person, and another person he mentioned on a later date.
Ibekwe may seek legal redress against the government official that allegedly assaulted him.
Ibekwe had last month in a viral video, labelled Senator Hope Uzodinma as an Otokoto man. The era was on of the darkest times in Imo history, remembered for ritual killings and 419 men.
Ibekwe’s post on his journey to court and his injuries reads as follows:
“Our matter with the State Government has been adjourned till the 22nd of April 2021.
We were in court as early as 7am, the State Government’s lawyers for some reasons absconded and the very one who was in court ‘claimed’ to be sick and requested for an adjournment which was granted by the presiding magistrate.
Regarding the injuries I sustained from an attack on myself and Samuel Chieke from a certain imo commissioner, I would address it soon.
Glory to God, Umu chineke ga emeri ekwensu odu ogologo.
18th March, 2021.”