Embatted Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has raised an alarm alleging that his life is in danger after the Police reportedly withdrew his security detail.
Madumere’s office was sealed on Wednesday by security personnel.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Uche Onwuchekwa, he said the present development leaves him open to attacks.
He condemned the action of the Commissioner of Police “for yielding to being an instrument of oppression in the hand of the governor and ready to do his bidding”
He said, “The Office of the Deputy Governor condemns the action of the Commissioner of Police for yielding to being an instrument of oppression in the hand of the governor and ready to do his bidding, too.
“The Imo State Commissioner of Police , in the wake of the failed swearing-in of Governor Okorocha ’s new Deputy Governor -designate , due to the refusal of the Chief Judge and other qualified judicial officers , in obedience to a court order , to proceed with the swearing-in, had withdrawn all police officers attached to the impeached Deputy Governor .
“ In the same spirit of impunity and recklessness , strange-looking policemen , without any recourse to the restraining order of the court , at about 10 am on Tuesday , August 1 , 2018, sealed off the entrance to the office of the deputy governor with chain and a padlock without any reason advanced for their action .
“ When asked , they claimed they were sent from the Governor ’s Office. All the staff of the deputy governor were not only humiliated but chased out of the office .
“ This act of impunity has , in no little measure , affected the business of the Office of the Deputy Governor as Imolites, who visited the office for genuine reasons , were humiliated and embarrassingly turned back.
“ This act of illegality is not limited to the Office of the Deputy Governor , Prince Madumere , his official residence located in the Commissioners’ Quarters , along Concorde Boulevard, was also sealed off too. His Excellency , the Deputy Governor ’s relations and members of staff have not been allowed access to the facility and to their personal belongings.
“ Our concern is not unconnected with the court order , which restrained all parties involved in the impeachment saga to stay action until the determination of the matter before the court , ” Onwuchekwa said in the statement .
Madumere had been in the eye of the storm after he was impeached by the Imo State House of Assembly.