Governor Hope Uzodinma’s convoy was on Monday, 17th august attacked on his way to the 34 Attilary Brigade in Obinze, to inaugurate an officers mess built by the state government.
The hoodlums armed with guns and machetes claimed to be staff members of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) and also disclosed they were protesting non-payment of their salaries.
15 Suspects linked to the attack were arrested. The state Commissioner of Police Isaac Akinmoyede who confirmed the arrest said they were arrested with one locally-made pistol, two machetes, a mask, a chain and a padlock. He also disclosed that the incident did not claim any life.
“They attacked the vehicles in the convoy with a locally made pistol and machetes.
“But in the process, windscreens of some of the vehicles in the convoy were smashed and the vehicles damaged,” he said
The police commissioner added that the suspects have been handed over to state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.