The government of Hope Uzodinma in Imo says it has no hand in the arrest of the immediate past deputy governor of the state, Gerald Irona.
Irona was on Wednesday arrested in Owerri by the operatives of the state police command.
The ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson and the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in separate statements claimed Uzodinma’s government was behind his arrest.he state government.
However, the governor’s Special Adviser on Public Communications, Collins Ughalaa, dismissed the allegation as “baseless and unfounded”.
According to him, Governor Uzodimma, doesn’t interfere with the affairs of the police.
Ughalaa said, ”It is unfortunate that the ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson could make such an unfounded claim. The governor does not interfere with the affairs of the police. He respects the rule of law. The governor nor the Imo State government have no hands in the arrest of the ex-deputy governor.”