The governor’s Special Adviser on Public Communications, Collins Ughalaa, said that the allegation was “baseless and unfounded”.

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.”