By G9ija

Three prominent figures, namely the former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, his deputy, Gerald Irona, and the spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties and House of Reps-elect, Ikenga Ugochinyere, have been summoned by the Imo State Police Command.

The three individuals have been called in to answer allegations related to murder, kidnapping, and arson.

A letter of invitation addressed to the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Charles Ugwu, and signed by the state’s Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration, Ukachi Opara, asked the PDP chairman to produce the trio on Thursday at the State Criminal Bureau of the police command.

The letter, dated March 13, 2023, which was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri on Wednesday, was titled, “Re: Case of murder, kidnapping and arson.

It read, “The office of State Intelligence Bureau, Imo State Police Command, state Headquarters Owerri, is investigating the above-underlined case involving some prominent members of the 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, Gerald Irona, to interview the commissioner of police, through the officer in charge of State Intelligence Bureau, Owerri, date: Thursday, March 16, 2023, Time 10:00 prompt.”

The PDP spokesperson in the state, Collins Opuruozor, confirmed the legitimacy of the police summons when reached for comment.

According to Kissinger Ikeokwu, the Legal Adviser of the PDP in the state, the party’s State Working Committee received the police summons requesting the presence of party chairman (Emeka) Ihedioha, Gerald (Irona), and Imo at the SIB unit of the command headquarters in Owerri on Thursday.

Chibuike Onyeukwu, spokesperson for Ihedioha, stated that he had only come across the invitation letter on social media. He requested some time to verify the legitimacy of the summons when asked by newsmen.