The state Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Imo State, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Monday told the presiding magistrate of Court 4, B.U Adikaibe, that the 14 loyalists of a former governor arraigned by the police were threatening his life.
Onuegbu, who supervised the sealing of the Royal Spring Estate, Owerri, owned by Okorocha’s wife, on Friday, told the court that “since I undertook that official assignment, these persons who have been granted bail have threatening my life.”
The commissioner told the magistrate to note that should any harm befall him or any member of his family, the 14 defendants, including Okorocha’s former aide-de-camp, Eberendu Chimechefulam, his legislative aide at the National Assembly, Steve Asinuobi and 12 others should be held responsible.
Onuegbu said, “Your lordship, I want to put on note before this honourable that my name is Enyinnaya Onuegbu. I am the honourable Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Physical Planning, Imo State. I want his lordship to note that this defendants you have granted bail have been threatening my life and that the members of my family.”
The magistrate asked the commissioner to formerly present the matter, which he (commissioner) agreed to do.
The matter was then adjourned till March 18 after granting the defendants N70m bail.