By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Imo State Police Command has ordered the state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr Charles Ugwu, to provide former Governor, Hon Emeka Ihedioha; his former Deputy, Hon Gerald Irona; and House of Representatives member-elect, Ikenga Ugochiyere, on Thursday, 15 March, 2023 over murder allegation.
A letter of invitation signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration in the state, Ukachi Opara, and addressed to Ugwu, on Wednesday, 15 March, 2023, requested him to appear with the three opposition party leaders on Thursday, 16 March, 2023, at the State Criminal Bureau of the police command.
The request letter dated March 13, 2023, addressed to the PDP chairman and bearing the subject “Re: a case of murder, kidnapping, and arson” on Wednesday, reads, “The office of State Intelligence Bureau, Imo State Police Command, state headquarters Owerri, is investigating the above-underlined matter involving several notable members of 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 and Gerald Irona, for interview with the Commissioner of Police, through the officer in charge of State Intelligence Bureau, Owerri date Thursday, 16th March 2023, time 10:00 prompt.”