Convoy of Governor Hope Uzodimma was attacked yesterday while on his way to Obinze’s 34th Attilary Brigade to inaugurate a mess of state government-built officers.
Tge thugs armed with different ammunition had claimed to be Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) staff members.
They have been said to oppose non-payment of their wages, which has vindicated oppositions that have been blamed for numerous demonstrations by the state government in the past.
The state Commissioner of Police Isaac Akinmoyede who confirmed the arrest of 15 suspects linked to the attack, said they were arrested with one locally-made pistol, two machetes, a mask, a chain and a padlock. He also disclosed that the incident which occurred around Concord area of New Owerri, did not claim any life.
Akinmoyede said; “They attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes. ask
He noted that they shattered the vehicle windscreen inside the convoy during the protest and severely damaged other valuables.
The police chief said the suspects were turned over to the State Department of Criminal Investigation for further investigation.