SENIOR Special Assistant to Imo State Governor and chairman, Assets Recovery Committee, Jasper Ndubuaku, has raised alarm over the frustration his committee has suffered in the hand of Imo police Command in assisting the committee carry out its assignment of recovering lost and stolen assets of the state government by the appointees of Rochas Okorocha led government.
He accused the state police commissioner, Mr. Rabiu Ladodo of still receiving instruction from the former governor, Rochas Okorocha, not to allow the committee recover any missing Imo state Government properties.
Mr. Ndubuaku bemoaned the deliberate refusal of the state Police Commissioner to attach Police to his committee for their assignment.
Mr. Ndubuaku told journalists that following the refusal of C.P. Lododo to avail him and his committee of Police protection, he resolved in seeking court assistance, so that whoever the court invites for want of anything can go to court and answer whatever query or interrogation.
He said that judicial intervention has been helping the process of carrying out the assignment. The SSA security, who was a onetime state legislator for Ehime Mbano, said that his committee was not deterred on whether it works with Police or Army protection in ensuring they do the assignment the state had asked them to do, as their own contribution in the ‘Rebuild Imo Agenda’ of Chief Emeka Ihedioha led government in the state.
Mr. Ndubuaku, who accused the Imo C.P of taking special interest in protecting Okorocha’s assets said he could recount in one occasion when they visited the house of Freeda in search of an item to recover, the C.P came and acted for Okorocha.
According to him, the C.P made phone call to Okorocha and said that the Inspector General (IG) of Police ordered that everything recovered should be carried to the Police as exhibit.
He decried a situation where the Commissioner of Police could complain of shortage of manpower even if somebody or group asks for police protection, but can easily send Police to road blocks at Ama J.K, Owerri Metropolis for N50 extortion from motorists without considering the social and logical implication of such brouhaha.