Ex-Imo Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona, Remanded In Prison

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The immediate past deputy governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona, was remanded in prison custody by a Magistrates’ court in Owerri, on Thursday, March 09, 2023.

The presiding magistrate, C. N Ezerioha, ordered his detention at the Owerri correctional centre after hearing the arguments of the prosecution counsel and defence counsel.

The court stated that it did not have jurisdiction over the matter.

Ex-Imo Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona, Remanded In Prison

Irona was reportedly arrested on Wednesday, March 08, at his Owerri residence at around 10:15 am and detained at the Imo state police command before being arraigned in court.

He is said to have made a statement that Imo state would be made ungovernable during the Supreme Court battle between Governor Hope Uzodimma and former Governor Emeka Ihedioha, if Ihedioha was removed from office.